Lady Morgan, 1783-1859

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Biographical note

Morgan, Lady [Sydney Owenson] [1780?-1859]. — Novelist, daughter of Robert Owenson, an actor, was the author of several vivacious Irish tales, including The Wild Irish Girl [1806], O’Donnel [1814], and The O’Briens and the O’Flaherties [1827]; also two books on society in France and in Italy characterised by “more vivacity and point than delicacy,” and a Life of Salvator Rosa.

[From A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin, 1910]

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