Letitia Elizabeth Landon, best known by her literary sobriquet as L.E.L., was one of the most well known international literary figures of the early nineteenth century and a fixture in the English and French literary scene. Her works were translated into French, German, and Dutch. In London, she held her own salons and was welcomed into many others. Among her coterie were the influential Lady Caroline Lamb, Rosina Wheeler (later Lady Lytton), Edward Bulwer (later Lytton), Anna Marie Hall, Frances Trollope, and authors less well known in the twenty-first century, such as Felicia Dorothia Hemens, and Mary Jane Jewsberry. Upon her unexpected death in 1838, innumerable elegies were penned, including those by authors well known to both contemporary and current readers: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti.