Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb and his sister, Mary, were born in London in 1775 and 1764 respectively. Their father was a clerk and Charles, prevented from holding a university post by his terrible stammer, was also a clerk all his working life. With Mary he collaborated on Tales from Shakespeare. Brother and sister both suffered from insanity and Charles took lifelong care of Mary. She died in 1847, fourteen years after Charles.

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