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.


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Reception Catherine Gore
CG , identified during her lifetime with satire on the upper classes, was depicted by P. G. Patmore in Chatsworth; or, The Romance of a Week, 1844, Lady Bab Brilliant, who publicly lashed...
Reception Maria Edgeworth
Scholarly and critical work on her ever since Marilyn Butler 's literary biography, 1972, has amassed a significant body of new understanding. In 2009 Susan Egenolf discussed her work in political fiction along with some...
Reception Elizabeth Hamilton
EH 's death, as Pam Perkins notes, received detailed and respectful coverage throughout the national press, including The Times's lengthy and sombrely respectful obituary by Maria Edgeworth .
Perkins, Pamela. Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenment. Rodopi.
Edgeworth was only mistaken in...
Reception Olivia Clarke
The editors of her sister 's Memoirs, 1862, gave the text of the poem in full.
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press.
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Residence Lady Caroline Lamb
Lady Caroline had two homes, the Lamb estate of Brocket Hall (now a hotel and conference centre)
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan.
and their town residence, Melbourne House in London. She spent much of her time at Brocket...
Residence Catherine Gore
CG and her family lived there for the next eight years.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
She later told Sydney Morgan that Paris has been a land of Canaan to me, and the milk and honey will necessarily find their...
Textual Features Catherine Gore
CG told Sydney Morgan that her publisher, Bentley , had both thought of the subject and suggested the title. But with this self-exculpation she admitted that her protagonist was based on Mary, Countess of Cork and Orrery
Textual Features Anne Plumptre
She aims, she says, at accuracy . . . impartiality . . . . fidelity,
Plumptre, Anne. Narrative of a Residence in Ireland. Henry Colburn.
and hopes this book will arouse a deeper interest than that about France, since it concerns an object so...
Textual Features Lady Charlotte Bury
Sydney Morgan remarked with gusto: The murder is out!
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Editors Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine Jewsbury, AMS Press.
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She maintained that never since Delarivier Manley 's New Atalantis of 1709 (which probably few but herself had heard of by this date) had...
Textual Features Harriette Wilson
Much in this revised and expanded edition is merely scrappy (and some is written by Stockdale), with nuggets strung together by such giveaway phrases as By the bye and To change the subject.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber.
Textual Features Sarah Green
The plot owes something to Charlotte Lennox 's Female Quixote. The father of Green's heroine has lived through many crazes for novelists: first Burney , then Radcliffe , then Owenson , then Rosa Matilda
Textual Features Dorothea Primrose Campbell
One of the Royal Literary Fund 's forms gives this novel the title A Zetland Tale. It is indeed a National Tale, comparable to those of Scott, Christian Isobel Johnstone , and Sydney Morgan .
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Textual Features Emily Lawless
This novel relates the love of its English narrator, John Bunbury, for the high-born, Irish Lady Lavinia (a situation recalling that of Sydney Owenson 's The Wild Irish Girl). It sets the personal tale...
Textual Features Georgiana Chatterton
GC enters warmly into the sufferings, both physical and emotional, of the poverty-stricken, sometimes starving, Irish peasants. She insists that Irish people have good taste and intelligence, talent, imagination and wit, and feels that many...
Textual Features Anna Maria Hall
AMH also provides a satirical representation of Lady Morgan in the form of Lady Babs Hesketh, whom Maureen Keene describes as a literary lioness who played the harp for an enraptured social gathering.
Keane, Maureen. Mrs. S.C. Hall: A Literary Biography. Colin Smythe.


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