Essays of Elia, and, Last Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb

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The Essays of Elia is a collection of essays written by the English writer Charles Lamb. They were first published in 1823 with a second volume, Last Essays of Elia, published in 1833. Lamb wrote under the pen name Elia, hence the title of the collection - in the book, his sister Mary is 'Cousin Bridget'. The essays cover a wide range of topics and themes, often focusing on Lamb's personal experiences, reflections, and observations. They are characterized by a conversational and informal style, blending humor, wit, and nostalgia. The Essays of Elia gained popularity for their unique blend of personal and literary perspectives, and Lamb's writing style has been praised for its charm, elegance, and ability to capture the nuances of human experience, as well as offering a window into the social and cultural milieu of early 19th-century England.

This book has 138,345 words, 232 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published 1823 and 1833.

Production notes: This ebook of Essays of Elia, and, Last Essays of Elia was published by Global Grey on the 7th July 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Letter Rack' by Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts.

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