Unlimited [Self Help Book] ↠ A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays - by Charles Lamb ✓

By Charles Lamb | Comments: ( 134 ) | Date: ( Nov 20, 2019 )

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.Exploring the joys of food and also our complA 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.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.This edition is part of the Great Food series designed by Coralie Bickford Smith.


  • Title: A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays
  • Author: Charles Lamb
  • ISBN: 9780241951002
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb was an English essayist with Welsh heritage, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children s book Tales from Shakespeare , which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb 1764 1847.



Comments A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays

  • AngryGreyCat

    This is a book I received as part of the Penguin Books Great Food Series. It is a collection of essays on a varied selection of topics ranging from the history of roasting suckling pig to Alcoholism and Gluttony. I personally enjoyed the lighter topics included in the collection.One essay was written about The New Year’s Coming of Age told as though each of the special days/holidays was a character, ”The last of Lent was spunging upon Shrovetide’s pancakes…” The humor was well done and [...]


  • Ape

    Well, here is a very pleasant surprise. This was actually all right! I don't eat or like red meat, so a book titled "A Dissertation upon Roast Pig" did not immediately appeal to me. However, having the entire 20 strong Penguin great food series to read, I didn't really want to skip this one. And to be honest, it was probably the dissertation upon roast pig that I enjoyed the most.These slightly witty little essays were written in the late 1700s/early 1800s and have some connection to food - some [...]


  • Kris Larson

    I'm sorry that this was my first introduction to Charles Lamb, whom I have long wished to read. In their desire to keep to their "great food" theme Penguin searched Lamb's essays for anything that could remotely be considered food-related; however, that means that a lot of the collection was included because it was on-topic rather than because it was his best. There were a few good pages in here, enough that I feel it's worth trying Lamb again. Also I like imagining Mr. Bennet reading these essa [...]


  • Ria

    An interesting book though unlike the others in the series this is more reflections of the author and not ALL of them as I have stated are "foodie" orientated. There are even chapters on chimney sweeps, London fog AND the confessions of a drunkard so all in all NOT wholly what it states on the book cover.Though there was a dissertation on the history of the pig and and how people came to develop the art of roasting meat.All in all an interesting book in general so worth reading.


  • Steve

    Part of the Penguin "Great Food" reprint series. Written during the Romantic Period, the language is quite out dated, and rather tedious. You can read the title essay for free online, and I would suggest that. Otherwise, most of the other essays are peripheral to food and gormandizing. Thankfully a short collection made up of mostly short pieces, in case you do want to attempt reading the complete volume.


  • Devi

    Dieses Buch taugt als Sozialstudie über die victorianische Zeit die 11 Essays von Lamb sind großartig und die als zweiten Teil angefügten Briefwechsel mit Lamb und Dichterkollegen ebenso. Neee, getauscht hätte ich ungern mit ihm.


  • Doug Frizzle

    I first read this short story in high school, more than a few years ago. Rereading it today and all the right buttons were pushed again. The language is a bit dated but the visuals are terrific. here is the storyodreference/html/a-d.


  • Jorge Terrones

    Love Lamb


  • Bilahari

    Pig—let me speak his praise—is no less provocative of the appetite, than he is satisfactory to thecriticalness of the censorious palate.


  • Kaye

    A classic. Best to read the essays one by one. The language is a bit old-fashioned (no surprise), and maybe it's best to read out loud, or at least sub-vocalize "out loud".


  • Katherine Simmons

    Not bad, but compared to other titles from the Good Food range it is rather dull for the most part.


  • Jenny

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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