[All these engravings are based upon drawings by various artists based in turn on sketches by Captain R. N. Elliot, R.N. — George P. Landow]

Driven by the need to keep money coming in, both for her own and her mother's support, as well as the perennially needy Whittington, and more than likely having to contribute in whole or in part towards the three children and William Jerdan had fostered on to others to care for, Letitia E. Landon’s next book of poetry, The Zenana appeared in Fisher’s Drawing-Room Scrapbook of 1834. She had been given sixteen engravings on which to compose poetic responses on Indian themes, and she also included footnotes providing commentary on her story. — Susan Matoff









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