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Letitia Elizabeth Landon was an English poet. Born 14th August 1802 at 25 Hans Place, Chelsea, she lived through the most productive period of her life nearby, at No.22. A precocious child with a natural gift for poetry, she was driven by the financial needs of her family to become a professional writer and thus a target for malicious gossip (although her three children by William Jerdan were successfully hidden from the public). In 1838, she married George Maclean, governor of Cape Coast Castle on the Gold Coast, whence she travelled, only to die a few months later (15th October) of a fatal heart condition. Behind her post-Romantic style of sentimentality lie preoccupations with art, decay and loss that give her poetry its characteristic intensity and in this vein she attempted to reinterpret some of the great male texts from a woman’s perspective. Her originality rapidly led to her being one of the most read authors of her day and her influence, commencing with Tennyson in England and Poe in America, was long-lasting. However, Victorian attitudes led to her poetry being misrepresented and she became excluded from the canon of English literature, where she belongs.

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BenaresRate it:
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CorfuRate it:
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Dartmouth CastleRate it:
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DoubtRate it:
Durham CathedralRate it:
El WuishRate it:
Etty's RoverRate it:
Experience Too LateRate it:
Fairies On The Sea Shore. By HowardRate it:
Faith Ill RequitedRate it:
FateRate it:
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Hall i th' WoodRate it:
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Honister Crag, CumberlandRate it:
HopeRate it:
Howth Light-HouseRate it:
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Introduction (Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, 1835)Rate it:
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The Zenana - 6 The RakiRate it:
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The Zenana - 8 Kishen KowerRate it:
The Zenana - 8 Notes to Kishen KowerRate it:
The Zenana - 9 and 10Rate it:
Thoughts Of Christmas-Day In IndiaRate it:
Three Extracts from the Diary of a WeekRate it:
Thubare, a Port on the Arabian CoastRate it:
To Olinthus Gregory, L.L.D.,F.R.A.S., &c.Rate it:
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Weakness ends with LoveRate it:
What is Success?Rate it:

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