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Mary Lamb, 1764 - 1847 is still known primarily as the sister of the essayist Charles Lamb, and as the central character in a painful and sensational story. She was, however, the lead author in her three collaborations with Charles (Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, 1807, Mrs Leicester's School, 1808, and a book of verses for children) and sole author of a strongly feminist essay.
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3 December 1764 Mary Lamb was born in the Temple, London, the middle one and the only girl among the three surviving children in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
By May 1807 Mary Jane Godwin (whom Charles and Mary Lamb disliked and called privately 'Bad Baby') published their prose Tales from Shakespear: Designed for the Use of Young Persons, with Charles's name only, though Mary had written two-thirds of it. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 May 1847 Mary Lamb died at 41 Alpha Road, St John's Wood, aged eighty-three. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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