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Julia Kavanagh, a prolific novelist and biographer, published extensively in order to support herself and her invalid mother during the second half of the nineteenth century. She has since disappeared into relative obscurity. Julia Kavanagh composed fifteen novels, often featuring independent women, along with four collections of biographical sketches, three short-story collections, and one children's story. She also published stories in a number of periodicals.
7 January 1824 JK was born at Thurles in Tipperary, Ireland, an only child. Bibliographic Citation link.
By August 1846 JK, under her initials, published an essay, "The Montyon Prizes", which appeared in Chambers's Miscellany. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 16 November 1850 JK published her novel Nathalie in three volumes. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 January 1877 JK's final novel, Two Lilies, appeared in print not long before her death. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 October 1877 JK died at Nice after falling out of bed; her last words are reported to have been spoken in French: "Oh Mama! how silly I am to have fallen." Bibliographic Citation link.  Bibliographic Citation link.
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