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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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, p. vi - xxxvi.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
596 (1839): 235-6
Theme or Topic Treated in Text George Paston
The subjects of the first collection include Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan) , Mary Howitt and her husband , and Lady Hester Stanhope .
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sarah Green
M. G. Lewis is a more complicated case, treated with some nuance. SG admires The Monk but feels that after that Lewis's real talent was obscured by the baneful influence of German fiction: she agrees...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Julia Kavanagh
In this second work of women's literary history, JK once again limits herself to the novel. Her canon comprises ten authors, from Aphra Behn to Sydney Morgan by way of Sarah Fielding , Frances Burney
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Flora Tristan
One chapter, entitled English Women, criticizes British social systems, and details the consequences women suffer because of the indissolubility of marriage.
Tristan, Flora. Flora Tristan’s London Journal, 1840. Translators Palmer, Dennis and Giselle Pincetl, Charles River Books.
FT shows particular sympathy for Rosina Bulwer Lytton , whom she depicts...
Travel Charlotte Guest
Her Mamma had entreated I should not go by this conveyance, lest some accident should befall.
Guest, Charlotte. Extracts from her Journal, 1833–1852. Editor Bessborough, Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, John Murray.
CG later travelled on the inaugural journey of the Great Western Railway
Guest, Charlotte. Extracts from her Journal, 1833–1852. Editor Bessborough, Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, John Murray.
and on a train...
Wealth and Poverty Geraldine Jewsbury
GJ received £200 willed to her by Lady Morgan .
Howe, Susanne. Geraldine Jewsbury: Her Life and Errors. George Allen and Unwin.
Wealth and Poverty Adelaide O'Keeffe
Lord Melbourne , who got Sydney Morgan her Crown pension of £300 a year, refused to increase AOK 's annual award of £50.
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Wealth and Poverty Eliza Fay
She died in debt. A substantial collection of books, sold after her death in an auction held to raise money to satisfy her creditors, included works by Sir Walter Scott , Anna Letitia Barbauld ,...


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