In her novel The Wild Irish Girl, written in 1806, Sydney Owenson highlights the contract between Britain and Ireland, known as the Act of Union in 1801 (cf. Kirkpatrick vii). Furthermore, the book shows the love story between the two main characters Glorvina, the Irish princess of castle Inismore, and Horatio, the son of an English Earl. All the observations of the following analysis are based on the novel The Wild Irish Girl. A summary of the novel’s plot will be following after a brief introduction to the historical events of Ireland.
by Anthoula Hatziioannou