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Letitia Elizabeth Landon - The Poetry Of (Audiobook)

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Read by Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 54mins)

Letitia Elizabeth Landon was born on 14 August 1802 in Chelsea, London.  A precocious child she had her first poem published is 1820 using the single ‘L’ as her marker.  

The following year her first volume appeared and sold well.  She published a further two poems that same year with just the initials ‘L.E.L.”  It provided the basis for much intrigue. She became the chief reviewer of the Gazette and published her second collection, The Improvisatrice, in 1824. By 1826, rumours began to circulate that she had had affairs.  

For several years they continued to circulate until she broke off an engagement when her betrothed, upon further investigation, found them to be unfounded.  Her words reflect the lack of trust she felt  “The mere suspicion is dreadful as death”.

On June 7th 1838 she married George Maclean, initially in secret, and a month later they sailed to Cape Coast.  However the marriage proved to be short lived as on October 15th Letitia was found dead, a bottle of prussic acid in her hand. Her reputation as a poet diminished until fairly recently; her work felt to be simplistic and too simply constructed.  However when put into context it is more rightly seen as working on many levels and meanings as was needed for those more moral times.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon Biography

 

In this compilation - 

01 - Letitia Elizabeth Landon - An Introduction
02 - Scenes In London I - Piccadilly - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
03 - Scenes In London II - Oxford Street - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
04 - Scenes In London III - The Savoyard In Grosvenor Squeare - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
05 - Scenes In London IV - The City Churchyard - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
06 - The Country Retreat - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
07 - The Reply Of The Fountain - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
08 - The Sea-Shore - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
09 - The Orphan - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
10 - Children - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
11 - Change - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
12 - Revenge - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
13 - Long Years Have Past Since Last I Stood - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
14 - On An Engraving Of Hindoo Temple - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
15 - The Legacy of the Lute - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
16 - The Nizam's Daughter - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
17 - The Song - Extract from The Zenana  - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
18 - The Power of Words - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
19 - Secrets - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
20 - Ameiloration and The Future - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
21 - The Record - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
22 - The Soldier's Funeral - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
23 - The Poor - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
24 - The Funeral - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
25 - The Pilgrim - Letitia Elizabeth Landon
26 - The Improvisatrice - Sappho's Song - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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