Mad Mary Lamb

Mad Mary Lamb

Lunacy and Murder in Literary London

Book - 2005
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After killing her mother with a carving knife, Mary Lamb spent the rest of her life in and out of madhouses; yet the crime and its aftermath opened up a new life. Freed to read extensively, she discovered her talent for writing and, with her brother, the essayist Charles Lamb, collaborated on the famous Tales from Shakespeare. This narrative of a nearly forgotten woman is a tapestry of insights into creativity and madness, the changing lives of women, and the redemptive power of the written word.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393057416
0393057410
Characteristics: 333 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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