The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson

The Wild Irish Girl

bySydney OwensonEditorKathryn Kirkpatrick

Paperback | November 10, 2008

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`I long to study the purely national, natural character of an Irishwoman' When Horatio, the son of an English lord, is banished to his father's Irish estate as punishment for gambling debts and dissipated living, he adopts the persona of knight errant and goes off in search of adventure. On the wild west coast of Connaught he finds remnants of a romantic Gaelic past adilapidated castle, a Catholic priest, a deposed king and the king's lovely and learned daughter, Glorvina. In this setting and among these characters Horatio learns the history, culture and language of a country he had once scorned, but he must do so in disguise for his own English ancestors areresponsible for the ruin of the Gaelic family he comes to love. Written after the Act of Union, The Wild Irish Girl (1806) is a passionately nationalistic novel and a founding text in the discourse of Irish nationalism. The novel proved so controversial in Ireland that Sydney Owenson, later Lady Morgan, was put under surveillance by Dublin Castle.

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Kathryn Kirkpatrick is Associate Professor of English at Appalachian State University, Boone, Carolina.
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Title:The Wild Irish GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.55 inPublished:November 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199552495

ISBN - 13:9780199552498

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Sydney OwensonExplanatory Notes