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THE POETICAL WORKS OF LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON. With a Memoir, by a Lady.

L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon).

Published by Jas. B. Smith & Co., Philadelphia: 1861., 1861
Condition: Good Hardcover
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432 p. + Engraved frontis portrait. 12mo. 19 cm. Original full cloth binding; segments of the gilt decorated spine are laid in. Front board loose. Manuscript Ownership : "Mary W. Bell, From Her Mother, July 27, 1868. Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838), English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L. E. L. Born in Chelsea, London she Miss Rowden's school - the same school where Mary Russell Mitford and Lady Caroline Lamb were also educated. In 1809, following her father's loss of property as a result of speculation, the family moved to a country house in East Barnet. The family moved back to London in 1815, where they made the acquaintance of William Jerdan, editor of the Literary Gazette. Jerdan encouraged Miss Landon's poetic endeavors, and her first poem was published in the Gazette in 1820 when Landon was 18. Her critical and popular success was almost immediate. She published several volumes of verse and was able to support both herself and her family comfortably on her earnings. By 1826, Landon's high reputation began to suffer as rumors began to appear in the gutter press that she had had affairs or secretly borne children. Landon continued, however, to publish poetry, and in 1831 she published her first novel, 'Romance and Reality.' She became engaged to John Forster, but broke off the engagement in 1835, citing a desire to avoid tainting Forster by an alliance with one who had been subject to a spate of rumors about her purity and sexual status. In 1838, Landon married George Maclean, governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana). A few months later Landon was found dead, a bottle of prussic acid in her hand. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! PALIB 6. Bookseller Inventory # 017PALIB6

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Title: THE POETICAL WORKS OF LETITIA ELIZABETH ...

Publisher: Jas. B. Smith & Co., Philadelphia: 1861.

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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