Lady Caroline’s novels are sometimes described as hysterical and melodramatic, charges that they in some degree warrant, but in other respects do not. She had an uncanny ability to blend fact and fiction, and her satirical edge was sharp. Years after her send-up of the Holland House Whig salon had appeared in Glenarvon, people were still calling Lady Holland “the Princess Madagascar” behind her back. Her critical standing has risen somewhat with the republication of Glenarvon in 1995, under the editorship of Frances Wilson, and the appearance of some sympathetic biographical studies.
Ada Reis. 3 vols. London: J. Murray, 1823; Paris: Galignani, 1824.
Commonplace Books. unpublished bound journal-type books including poetry, sketches, transcriptions, and letters. Two books are held in the John Murray Archive.
Glenarvon. 3 vols. London: Henry Colburn, 1816. Facs. 1st ed. Jonathan Wordsworth. Oxford and New York: Woodstock Books, 1993. Facs. 3rd ed. New York: AMS Press, 1975.
Gordon: A Tale; A Poetical Review of Don Juan. London: T. and J. Allman, 1821.
Graham Hamilton. 2 vols. London: Henry Colburn, 1822.
A New Canto. London: William Wright, 1819.
Verses from Glenarvon, to Which is Prefixed the Original Introduction Not Published With the Early Editions of that Work. London: Henry Colburn, 1819.
The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb. Ed. Paul Douglass. New York: Palgrave, 2006.