A popular and respected nineteenth-century novelist, storywriter and biographer in her day, Julia Kavanagh produced fifteen novels, two books for children, four bio-historical works, a travel narrative and a number of short stories and poems over a forty-year career.
Julia Kavanagh was born on 7 January 1824 and two days later was baptised a Roman Catholic at Thurles in county Tipperary, Ireland. She was the only child of Morgan [Peter] Kavanagh (1800-1874) and Bridget Fitzpatrick (d. 1887). Morgan Kavanagh was the author of several poorly-received poetic and philological works, including The Wanderings of Lucan and Dinah: A Romance (1824); The Reign of Lockrin (1838) and Discovery of the Science of …
Collins, Amanda. "Julia Kavanagh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2005
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