Essays and Sketches

Author: Charles Lamb  | Date: 1822


Table Talk

The Gentle Giantess

The Reynolds Gallery

Guy Faux

The Illustrious Defunct

The Religion of Actors

The Ass

In re Squirrels

Charles Lamb’s Autobiography

Captain Starkey

A Popular Fallacy

Letter to an Old Gentleman whose Education has been Neglected

On the Ambiguities arising from Proper Names

Elia on "The Confessions of a Drunkard"

The Last Peach

Reflections in the Pillory

A Character of the late Elia


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Chicago: Charles Lamb, "Contents," Essays and Sketches Original Sources, accessed December 8, 2022,

MLA: Lamb, Charles. "Contents." Essays and Sketches, Original Sources. 8 Dec. 2022.

Harvard: Lamb, C, 'Contents' in Essays and Sketches. Original Sources, retrieved 8 December 2022, from