E. O’Connor Morris

1861-1917; b. nr. Dublin; staunch Unionist, daughter of Judge O’Connor Morris, of Gortnamona, Tullamore, who was author of and political historical works; contrib. Church of Ireland Magazine, The Fireside and Church Monthly; published novels, Killeen (1895); Clare Nugent (1902); and Finola (1910); also Memini: or, Reminiscences of Irish Life (1892). IF


Stephen Brown
, Ireland in Fiction [Pt. I] (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), lists Killeen, a Study of Girlhood (London: Digby, Long 1895), 348pp. [lovers kept apart by misunderstanding; set in Anglo-Irish Queen’s Co. (Offaly)]; Clare Nugent (London: Digby, Long 1902), 324pp. [Irish girl goes to England to relieve family poverty, which she does through ‘successful’ marriage]; Finola (London: Digby, Long 1910), 304pp. [Murrough O’Brien, affianced to Finola de Burgh, returns from S. African War and falls in love with Kathleen Burke for whom he is prepared to lose his inheritance]. IF dismisses the author as partisan and sentimental.

Hyland Catalogue (1997) lists Memini; or, Reminiscences of Irish Life (1892).

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