Mary and Charles biographies  

Susan Tyler Hitchcock's own web site


In 1802 Charles Lamb scraped together enough money to publish John Woodvil, a tragedy... With it he included a short poem called
"High-Born Helen" - the first published work written by Mary Lamb

about...the spring of 1806,
the Godwins asked Mary Lamb to write a book for the Juvenile Library.
It was to be a children's Shakespeare

In concept and execution, Mrs Leicester's School
is the closest we have to a book by Mary Lamb

Poetry for Children was to be Mary Lamb's third contribution to the Juvenile Library...

On Needlework is "an odd and ambiguous essay, at once adamant and conciliatory, with an argument that intertwines economic and class concerns, gender politics, and Mary Lamb's own personal history"

  go to Susan Tyler Hitchcock's own page