Lady Caroline Lamb nee Ponsonby (1785-1828)

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The essay overviews Lady Caroline Lamb’s life, work, and criticism from contemporary reviews to current scholarship. Biography provides basic details to situate the author relative to her work and period, and Biographical Resources overview the biographical scholarship available, highlighting those works which are more thorough, well researched, and detailed. Works overviews the author’s publications across genres and venues and includes a discussion of Modern Editions, identifying scholarly editions and/or teaching and reading editions to aid research. Archival Holdings directs the researcher to primary sources held in libraries and museums. Critical Reception begins with contemporary reviews and moves by century through trends in literary criticism. Avenues for Further Research points out gaps in the current critical conversation. The final sections of the essay offer further guidance for researchers, including Signatures under which the author published and a List of Works accompanied, whenever possible, with contemporary prices and publishing formats. To facilitate research, a robust Works Cited includes all texts mentioned or quoted in the essay.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Women Writers
EditorsAnn R. Hawkins, Catherine S. Blackwell, E. Leigh Bonds
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315613536
ISBN (Print)9781472468420
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022

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