Tales from Shakespeare | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by W. Hugh Peal

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Tales from Shakespeare.
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Critical Essay by W. Hugh Peal

SOURCE: Peal, W. Hugh. “In Search of Charles Lamb.” The Kentucky Review 6, no. 2 (summer 1986): 3-23.

In the following essay, Peal presents an overview of Lamb's life and literary career by detailing numerous manuscripts and letters from his personal collection of Lamb's writings.

The search for Charles Lamb began in my case, as so many searches do, as the result of a gift. The gift was a copy of Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, and the giver was an aunt who believed that little boys should be introduced to good literature at the earliest and most impressionable ages. The gift was not one which could be classified as a collector's item. It was a small oblong volume bound in green cloth with cheap iridescent decoration. The paper was cheap, and...

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