Mad Mary Lamb: lunacy and murder in literary London

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After killing her mother with a carving knife, Mary Lamb spent the rest of her life in and out of madhouses; yet the crime and its aftermath opened up a new life. 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. 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.
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title_full Mad Mary Lamb : lunacy and murder in literary London / Susan Tyler Hitchcock
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title_sub lunacy and murder in literary London
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