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L.E.L. by Lucasta Miller
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Oct 20, 2020 | ISBN 9780593311158

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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

“Compelling as a detective story. . . . A masterpiece of eloquent scholarship.” —Literary Review
“A valiant recovery job—the life of a writer, a woman first celebrated, then notorious, in her time and nearly forgotten today. . . . Infinitely rich.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Miller’s stellar research blows two centuries of accumulated dust off a phenomenon worth knowing. . . . This book takes biography to a new level.” —New Statesman
“A luminous and engaging literary mystery supported by thoughtful and exhaustive research.” —Bustle
“Few figures of the Romantic era are as enigmatic. . . . This intrepid biography examines her eclipse in light of a scandal. . . . Miller’s subtle readings of a poet whom she calls ‘proto-postmodern’ restore a lost reputation.” —The New Yorker
L.E.L. is the first biography of Landon to explore recent revelations about her life, and the literary critic Lucasta Miller’s sleuthing delivers an unexpected result. The figure who emerges from her pages is not just a missing link in literary Romanticism, but a progenitor of something modern.” —The Atlantic


National Book Critics Circle Awards FINALIST 2019

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