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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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, 2003.
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, 1975.
2: 431
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 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 Production Elizabeth Strickland
ES also became editor (through the good offices of Sydney Morgan ) of Henry Colburn 's Court Journal, which he launched in 1829. She later gave up this editorship in order to invest her...
Textual Production Christian Isobel Johnstone
She published this anonymously. Another edition of the same year has the Edinburgh imprint only. She claims that the first half of the work was set up in print before she had seen Scott 's...
Textual Production Catherine Fanshawe
The letters that CF sent to Anne Grant are not extant, but Grant's side of the correspondence leaves no doubt that the two were in constant dialogue about new books they had read, and their...
Textual Production Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
Rosina Bulwer (later Baroness Lytton) published her first novel, Cheveley; or, The Man of Honour, in three volumes.
It was reviewed on this date in the Athenæum by Sydney Morgan .
Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. “Introduction”. A Blighted Life, edited by Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, 1994, p. vi - xxxvi.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
596 (1839): 235-6
Textual Production Mrs F. C. Patrick
This novel predates The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson (later Morgan) , which is generally thought of as the earliest novel of romantic Irish nationalism, by nearly a decade. Bibliographer Deborah McLeod notes that...
Textual Production Catherine Cookson
From the age of eleven Catherine McMullen (later CC ) scribbled poems, stories, and plays. She called her first serious story The Wild Irish Girl—although if the title of Sydney Morgan 's novel had...
Textual Production Barbara Hofland
BH 's correspondence with Mary Russell Mitford (whose earliest surviving letter dates from 25 May 1820) reveals her as an active and eclectic reader. The two women exchanged responses to Anna Maria Porter , Amelia Opie
Textual Production Ann Batten Cristall
The publisher Joseph Johnson issued by subscription ABC 's Poetical Sketches: an important text in women's Romanticism.
Her title was the same as that of William Blake 's first publication, 1783. Critic Richard C. Sha
Textual Production Catherine Hutton
In the same month that she visited London to arrange this publication (her debut as a named author) she also began on her next novel. Yet she wrote of The Miser Married: I have...
Textual Production Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL kept a diary, in which she recorded, for instance, her famous first impression of Byron . Late in her life she planned to publish this diary, and to consult Sydney Morgan about the best...


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