One of the most hotly discussed literary figures of her generation.
Morgan was the daughter of Robert Owenson, an actor. She became established and was lionized as a popular novelist with The Wild Irish Girla paean of praise to Ireland.
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Because of her popularity, the marchioness of Abercorn made Owenson her lady companion and in persuaded her to marry Thomas afterward Sir Thomas Morgan, the Abercorn family physician. After her marriage to Morgan, she continued to write novels, verse, and essays.
Written in a breezy, journalistic style, the latter work was savagely attacked by the influential Tory Quarterly Review for its praise of the French Revolution. Lady Morgan struck back with Florence McCarthya novel in which a Quarterly Sex with married woman Nephi is caricatured.
The success of France brought her a request to write a similar of Italy. In preparation for that book she spent more than a year in Italy.
That book, entitled simply Italywas published in and was also attacked by The Quarterly Review. In Morgan moved to London, where she became increasingly involved in social life, and she eventually gave up writing altogether.
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