Sydney, Lady Morgan

Irish novelist (1781? – 1859)

Sydney, Lady Morgan (née Owenson; 25 December 1781? – 14 April 1859), was an Irish novelist. She was best known as the author of The Wild Irish Girl.[1]

Sydney, Lady Morgan
Sydney, Lady Morgan
BornSydney Owenson
25 December 1781 (?)
Either Dublin, Ireland or the Irish Sea
Died14 April 1859 (aged about 78)
London, United Kingdom
Resting placeBrompton Cemetery
Pen nameGlorvina
OccupationNovelist, governess
NationalityIrish, British
Notable worksThe Wild Irish Girl (1806)
SpouseThomas Charles Morgan (m. 1812)


  1. Clarke, Norma (1990). Heights: Writing, Friendship, Love: The Jewsbury Sisters, Felicia Hemans, and Jane Welsh Carlyle. London: Routledge.

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