Who is Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (14 August 1802 – 15 October 1838) was an English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L.E.L.

The writings of Landon are transitional between Romanticism and the Victorian Age. Her first major breakthrough came with The Improvisatrice and thence she developed the metrical romance towards the Victorian ideal of the Victorian monologue, casting her influence on Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning and Christina Rossetti. Her influence can also be found in Alfred Tennyson and in America, where she was very popular. Poe regarded her genius as self-evident.In spite of these wide influences, due to the perceived immorality of Landon's lifestyle, her works were more or less deliberately suppressed and misrepresented after her death.


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  • Girl At Her Devotions. By Newton
    SHE was just risen from her bended knee,
    But yet peace seem'd not with her piety;
    For there was paleness upon her young cheek,
    And thoughts upon the lips which never speak, ...
  • The Fairy Queen Sleeping. By Stothard
    She lay upon a bank, the favourite haunt
    Of the spring wind in its first sunshine hour,
    For the luxuriant strawberry blossoms spread
    Like a snow-shower there, and violets ...
  • The Troubadour. Canto 2
    THE first, the very first; oh! none
    Can feel again as they have done;
    In love, in war, in pride, in all
    The planets of life's coronal, ...
  • Portrait Of A Lady. By Sir Thomas Lawrence
    LADY , thy lofty brow is fair,
    Beauty's sign and seal are there;
    And thy lip is like the rose
    Closing round the bee's repose; ...
  • The African Prince
    IT was a king in Africa,
    He had an only son;
    And none of Europe's crowned kings
    Could have a dearer one. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Love 39 I Love You 39 Heart 34 Light 34 Sweet 33 Life 29 Away 28 Cold 26 Young 26 Hope 24


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