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Lady Caroline Lamb was the author of three early-nineteenth-century novels and of an unpublished diary and occasional poetry. Some of her satirical poems were published. She wrote her first novel as a personal testament and retaliation after her affair with Byron, and her work has seldom been discussed other than in that context. Her later novels, however, move away from the personal.
13 November 1785 Caroline Ponsonby (later LCL) was born, the third child and only girl in a family of four. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1819 LCL anonymously published A New Canto to satirize Byron's Don Juan (of which only two cantos were so far in print). Bibliographic Citation link.
25 or 26 January 1828 LCL died at Melbourne House in London; she left to Sydney Morgan her portrait of Byron and some of his letters. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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