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The Resource Mad Mary Lamb : lunacy and murder in literary London, Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Mad Mary Lamb : lunacy and murder in literary London, Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Label
Mad Mary Lamb : lunacy and murder in literary London
Title
Mad Mary Lamb
Title remainder
lunacy and murder in literary London
Statement of responsibility
Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Lamb--a dutiful daughter, well liked by just about everyone--killed her own mother with a carving knife. She spent the rest of her life in and out of madhouses, yet the crime and its aftermath opened up a new life that no woman of her time or class could have expected. 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. Confidante to many of Britain's romantics, including Coleridge, Godwin and Wordsworth, Mary Lamb stood at the vibrant center of a colorful literary circle. 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4865.L2
LC item number
Z69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mad Mary Lamb : lunacy and murder in literary London, Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dreadful scene imagined -- The only daughter -- Their verdict: lunacy -- In the madhouse -- Reading, writing, and mantua making -- Charles alone -- Double singleness -- The circle forms -- Children's books -- Tales from Shakespeare -- Schoolgirl tales -- Poetry for children -- The politics of needlework -- Elia appears -- Her twilight of consciousness
Control code
56413868
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
333 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393057416
Lccn
2004019753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Signed by author on a Common Reader, Pleasantville, New York, bookplate mounted on half title. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56413868
Label
Mad Mary Lamb : lunacy and murder in literary London, Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dreadful scene imagined -- The only daughter -- Their verdict: lunacy -- In the madhouse -- Reading, writing, and mantua making -- Charles alone -- Double singleness -- The circle forms -- Children's books -- Tales from Shakespeare -- Schoolgirl tales -- Poetry for children -- The politics of needlework -- Elia appears -- Her twilight of consciousness
Control code
56413868
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
333 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393057416
Lccn
2004019753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Signed by author on a Common Reader, Pleasantville, New York, bookplate mounted on half title. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56413868

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