Charles Lamb | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Bonnie Woodbery

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Charles Lamb.
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Critical Essay by Bonnie Woodbery

SOURCE: Woodbery, Bonnie. “Lamb's Early Satire of the Economists.” The Charles Lamb Bulletin, no. 81 (January 1993): 26-30.

In the following essay, Woodbery considers Lamb's “Edax on Appetite” and “Hospita on the Immoderate Indulgence of the Pleasures of the Palate” as satirical attacks on the economic theories of Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentham, and others.

In The Spirit of the Age, William Hazlitt captured in print the myth that Charles Lamb had ‘succeeded not by conforming to the Spirit of the Age, but in opposition to it. … His taste in French and German literature is somewhat defective: nor has he made much progress in the science of Political Economy or other abstruse studies’.1 Lamb, however, was not as ignorant about economic matters as Hazlitt would lead us...

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