A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Essays

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A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple, and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb.

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Exploring the joys of food and also our complicated social relationship with it, these essays are by turns sensuous, mischievous, lyrical and self- mocking. Filled with a sense of hunger, they are some of the most fascinating and nuanced works ever written about eating, drinking and appetite.

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Author Charles Lamb
Publisher Penguin Books
Page Count 112pp
Publication Size 4.5 x 7
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date October 25, 2011
ISBN 978-0241956359

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