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By Sarah Burton

The little recognized tale of the inseparable brother and sister, lighting fixtures of the Romantic circle, privately haunted by means of madness

Wordsworth idea that if there have been this sort of factor as a great guy, it might be Charles Lamb, whereas Hazlitt believed Mary Lambto be the single good lady he knew. The couple's literary attractiveness rested partially at the recognized stories from Shakespeare. And but there has been an unhappier facet: Charles was once an alcoholic and Mary, in an assault of madness, stabbed their mom to death.

This attention-grabbing account reaches to the center of early 19th century London, assembly its eccentrics and its literary giants. It additionally visits the city's darker corners, the place poverty stalks rented rooms and madhouses disguise bad abuse.

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