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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Henry Owgan

Author: Henry Owgan (1819–1885)

Biography: Henry Owgan was born in 1819 near Cork, Ireland. He attended Trinity College, Dublin, between 1832 and 1838, eventually earning a doctorate. For a few years, he worked as a headmaster at the Royal Grammar School of Banagher then as a classical moderator at Trinity College. He was a prolific translator and editor of the classics. In addition, he wrote a three fictional works. At some point in the 1870s, he moved to London where he died in 1885. He successfully applied to the Royal Literary Fund several times.

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References: British Census (1881); British Controversialist (1863); RLF (case number 1311)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Life of a Collegian: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: C. J. Skeet, 1853.
  2. Out on the World: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856.
  3. My First Romance and Other Tales.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1859.
  4. The Long Run: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: L. Booth, 1860.