Lady Caroline Lamb

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LCL was the author of three early-nineteenth-century novels and of an unpublished diary and occasional poetry.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.
Photograph of a portrait of Lady Caroline Lamb, by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Her head is tilted, and her curly brown hair is presented as natural and unstyled. Her head and neck emerge from a background impressionistically rendered without concrete detail.
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Milestones

13 November 1785
Caroline Ponsonby (later LCL ) was born, the third child and only girl in a family of four.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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October 1819
LCL anonymously published A New Canto to satirize Byron 's Don Juan (of which only two cantos were so far in print).
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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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.
Her biographer Douglass dates her death as the 25th, while the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography dates it as the 26th.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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Douglass, Paul. “Playing Byron: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Music of Isaac Nathan”. European Romantic Review, pp. 1 - 24.
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Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora, 1988.
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Biography

Birth and Family

13 November 1785
Caroline Ponsonby (later LCL ) was born, the third child and only girl in a family of four.
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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