Mary Lamb

Mary’s mental state was more unstable than her brother’s, and in 1976, she suffered from a nervous breakdown, after which she was put in the care of her younger brother In 1807, encouraged by their close friend, novelist and philosopher William Godwin, they both collaborated to write the groundbreaking book, Tales from Shakespeare aiming at simplifying 20 of Shakespeare’s plays for young readers. The book is one of the world’s leading classics today.