Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan

Standard Name: Morgan, Sydney Owenson,,, Lady
Birth Name: Sydney Owenson
Titled: Lady Sydney Owenson
Married Name: Lady Sydney Morgan
Pseudonym: S. O.
Nickname: Glorvina
Nickname: The Wild Irish Girl
In her capacities as poet, novelist, and travel writer with a sharp eye for culture and politics, SOLM spoke for the early movement of Irish nationalism. She also wrote plays and verse. Her reputation, once dragged down by her politics, is now rising.
Full-length portrait of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, by René Théodore Berthon, c. 1818. She sits in an ornate chair, with an elbow on a desk bearing paper, an inkwell, and a vase of flowers; her head rests pensively on her hand. She is wearing a black Empire-style dress with short puff sleeves, and holding a quill pen. A blue mantle with plentiful white fur trim is thrown carelessly on her chair. National Gallery of Ireland.
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Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Hutton
Jane Oakwood says (presumably standing in for her author, as she often does) that in youth she was accused of imitating Juliet, Lady Catesby (Frances Brooke 's translation from Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni ).
Hutton, Catherine. Oakwood Hall. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.
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Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Brooke
CB was warmly appreciated in Ireland. She influenced there a parallel effort to preserve traditional music as she had preserved traditional words: that of Edward Bunting , who edited in 1796 the first volume...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
COCE opens by making two points which might seem at variance with each other: the fascination which the past holds for later generations, and their ignorance of its discomforts and inconvenience. In a note she...
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Gore
In an extraordinary passage near the end of the book, Cecil lists a number of people who might, if they could only work together, revolutionize the country.
Farrell, John P. “Toward a New History of Fiction: The Wolff Collection and the Example of Mrs. Gore”. The Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, Vol.
, pp. 28-37.
The names he mentions include actual...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Radcliffe
Again she had the lead review spot in the Critical, which loved the book and quoted at length.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 14 (1795): 241-55
The British Critic also praised it, but some papers regretted that...
Intertextuality and Influence Martin Ross
The stories are set in imaginary locations in the west of Ireland. Most revolve around fox-hunting, or else other country pursuits like horse-racing and horse-dealing. Behind these activities lies the familiar story (familiar for...
Intertextuality and Influence Regina Maria Roche
London Tales; or, Reflective Portraits includes a story called The Vacant Novel Reader, whose protagonist, Evelina, is so addicted to novels that her father fears she will never be happy among human beings as...
Intertextuality and Influence Sappho
Sappho 's name was an honorific for women writers for generations. George Puttenham may have been the first to use it to compliment a writing woman: in Parthienades, 1579, he said that Queen Elizabeth
Leisure and Society Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Late in life EOB ran a kind of salon which was remarkable for being bohemian and operating on a shoestring: with tea rather than wine (unlike the lavish salons of contemporary society hostesses like Lady Holland
Leisure and Society Emily Faithfull
EF made her first appearance in London society in 1853, at the home of the novelist, feminist, and Irish nationalist Lady Morgan .
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
Thereafter she commenced upon a round of parties, balls, Queen's drawing...
Leisure and Society Lady Caroline Lamb
Sydney Morgan said that Lady Caroline was tall and thin, with big dark eyes and a soft but enticing voice.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press, 1975.
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Literary responses Mary Russell Mitford
The Quarterly began its notice with heavy condescension: We have no passion for breaking a butterfly upon the wheel, and should not notice this little volume, if we were not on the whole pleased with...
Literary responses Catherine Gore
Morgan nonetheless reported that in 1841 the fashionable world was sneering and mangling over
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press, 1975.
2: 466
this recognisable literary character. Her review of The Dowager for the Athenæum was one of a series in which...
Literary responses Harriett Jay
Response to the novel was mixed. The Academy criticized it as heavily derivative of William Hamilton Maxwell 's Wild Sports of the West and (oddly) from Sydney Morgan 's strongly pro-Irish The Wild Irish Girl...
Literary responses Harriette Wilson
The Memoirs immediately produced extraordinary sensations in fashionable life,
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber, 2003.
with anguished responses from ex-lovers and moralists, as well as from people in the book trade and people in HW 's own sex trade. Crowds...


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