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An Unpublished Letter of Lord Byron to Lady Caroline Lamb
Notes and Queries (UK) (2006)
  • Paul Douglass, San Jose State University
Lord Byron took a highly ambivalent attitude toward female authorship, and yet his poetry, letters, and journals exhibit many proofs of the power of women's language and perceptions. He responded to, borrowed from, and adapted parts of the works of Maria Edgeworth, Harriet Lee, Madame de Stael, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth lnchbald, Hannah Cowley, Joanna Baillie, Lady Caroline Lamb, Mary Robmson, and Charlotte Dacre. The influence of women writers on his career may also be seen in the development of the female (and male) characters in his narrative poetry and drama. This essay focuses on the influence upon Byron of Lee, Inchbald, Stael, Dacre, and Lamb, and secondarily on Byron's response to intellectual women like Lady Oxford, Lady Melbourne, as well as the works of male writers, such as Thomas Moore, Percy Shelley, and William Wordsworth, who affected his portrayal of the genders.
  • Lord Byron,
  • Lady Caroline Lamb
Publication Date
September 1, 2006
Publisher Statement
This article has been accepted for publication in Notes and Queries Published by Oxford University Press.

This is the Submitted Manuscript of an article published in Notes and Queries (2006) 53 (3): 322-323. DOI:10.1093/notesj/gjl084. The Version of Record can be found at this link.

Citation Information
Paul Douglass. "An Unpublished Letter of Lord Byron to Lady Caroline Lamb" Notes and Queries (UK) Vol. 53 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 322 - 323 ISSN: 0029-3970
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