The Resource L. E. L. : the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron", Lucasta Miller

L. E. L. : the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron", Lucasta Miller

Label
L. E. L. : the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron"
Title
L. E. L.
Title remainder
the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron"
Statement of responsibility
Lucasta Miller
Title variation
Lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron"
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark side of sexuality--by the acclaimed author of The Brontë Myth ("wonderfully entertaining . . . spellbinding"--New York Times Book Review; "ingenious"--The New Yorker). "None among us dares to say / What none will choose to hear"--L.E.L., "Lines of Life" Letitita Elizabeth Landon--pen name L.E.L.--dared to say it and made sure she was heard. Hers was a life lived in a blaze of scandal and worship, one of the most famous women of her time, the Romantic Age in London's 1820s, her life and writing on the ascendency as Byron's came to an end. Lucasta Miller tells the full story and re-creates the literary London of her time. She was born in 1802 and was shaped by the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, a time of conservatism when values were in flux. She began publishing poetry in her teens and came to be known as a daring poet of thwarted romantic love. We see L.E.L. as an emblematic figure who embodied a seismic cultural shift, the missing link between the age of Byron and the creation of Victorianism. Miller writes of Jane Eyre as the direct connection to L.E.L.--its first-person confessional voice, its Gothic extremes, its love triangle, and in its emphasis on sadomasochistic romantic passion
Summary
Describes the life of the poet regarded as the female Byron, who lived a life full of scandal and admiration and who brought a woman's voice to the cultural shift of the Romantic Age of 1820s London
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10762912
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Lucasta
Dewey number
  • 821/.7
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4865.L5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • L. E. L.
  • Poets, English
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron"
Label
L. E. L. : the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron", Lucasta Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375412783
Lccn
2018029621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs
Label
L. E. L. : the lost life and scandalous death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the celebrated "female Byron", Lucasta Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375412783
Lccn
2018029621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs

Library Locations

    • Brentwood Public LibraryBorrow it
      Second Ave and Fourth Street, Brentwood, NY, 11717, US
      40.777939 -73.248215
    • Comsewogue Public LibraryBorrow it
      170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY, 11776, US
      40.923668 -73.053316
    • Emma S. Clark Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      120 Main Street, Setauket, NY, 11733, US
      40.944931 -73.11193
    • Hampton Library in BridgehamptonBorrow it
      2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY, 11932, US
      40.937413 -72.302398
    • Huntington Public LibraryBorrow it
      338 Main Street, Huntington, NY, 11743, US
      40.87052 -73.430023
    • Lindenhurst Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      1 Lee Ave, Lindenhurst, NY, 11757, US
      40.68248 -73.36768
    • Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community LibraryBorrow it
      407 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY, 11967, US
      40.782705 -72.862749
    • Patchogue-Medford LibraryBorrow it
      54-60 E. Main St, Patchogue, NY, 11772, US
      40.76538 -73.013599
    • Rogers Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY, 11968, US
      40.886297 -72.393263
    • Riverhead Free LibraryBorrow it
      330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY, 11901, US
      40.918477 -72.669224
    • South Country LibraryBorrow it
      22 Station Road, Bellport, NY, 11713, US
      40.758119 -72.940998
    • South Huntington Public LibraryBorrow it
      145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY, 11746, US
      40.822565 -73.391343
    • Smithtown Library - Commack BranchBorrow it
      3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY, 11725, US
      40.847121 -73.278766
Processing Feedback ...