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Margaret Oliphant (1828–1897)

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Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant Wilson) (4 April 1828 - 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer who married her cousin, Frank Wilson Oliphant. Oliphant's first novel was published in 1849, Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. The book dealt mostra'n més with the Scottish Free Church movement. Oliphant, during an often difficult life, wrote more than 120 works, including novels, books of travel and description, histories, and volumes of literary criticism. Among the best known of her works of fiction are: Adam Graeme (1852), The Marriage of Elinor (1892), The Ways of Life (1897). She died at Wimbledon, London, on 25 June 1897. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Margaret Oliphant

Miss Marjoribanks (1866) 480 exemplars
Phoebe, Junior (1876) 166 exemplars
Salem Chapel (1863) 163 exemplars
The Perpetual Curate (1864) 159 exemplars
The Rector (1863) 40 exemplars
The Open Door [short story] (1882) 40 exemplars
The Curate in Charge (1875) 34 exemplars
The Library Window (1896) 33 exemplars
A Beleaguered City (1970) 30 exemplars
Old Lady Mary (2004) 25 exemplars
The Doctor's Family (2011) 24 exemplars
He That Will Not When He May (1892) 22 exemplars
The Marriage of Elinor (1892) 19 exemplars
The Executor (1861) 14 exemplars
The Egyptian World (1989) 13 exemplars
The Life of Edward Irving (2006) 12 exemplars
The Earliest Civilizations (1991) 11 exemplars
The House on the Moor (2010) 9 exemplars
Sheridan (1883) 9 exemplars
Francis of Assisi (1874) 8 exemplars
The Duke's Daughter (2002) 8 exemplars
The Wizard's Son (2000) 7 exemplars
The Ladies Lindores (2016) 7 exemplars
A Little Pilgrim In the Unseen (2010) 7 exemplars
Madam (2007) 6 exemplars
Sir Tom (2010) 6 exemplars
Janet (1891) 5 exemplars
The Secret Chamber (1876) 5 exemplars
La terra delle tenebre (2008) 4 exemplars
Whiteladies (2002) 4 exemplars
Cervantes (1974) 4 exemplars
Molière (1879) 4 exemplars
A House in Bloomsbury (2018) 3 exemplars
At His Gates (2016) 3 exemplars
Squire Arden (1870) 3 exemplars
Two Strangers (2002) 3 exemplars
Zaidee: A Romance (1856) 3 exemplars
For Love and Life (1874) 3 exemplars
The Lady's Walk (2020) 2 exemplars
Neighbours on the Green (2008) 2 exemplars
It Was a Lover and His Lass (2015) 2 exemplars
The Primrose Path (2021) 2 exemplars
Joyce (Classic Reprint) (2012) 2 exemplars
Salem Chapel: Volume 1 (2002) 2 exemplars
Lady Car: the sequel of a life (2011) 2 exemplars
The fugitives (2007) 2 exemplars
A Little Pilgrim 2 exemplars
Young Musgrave: A Novel (2010) 2 exemplars
Agnes (2001) 2 exemplars
The Perpetual Curate: Volume 1 (2002) 2 exemplars
The Minister's Wife: Volume 1 (2001) 2 exemplars
May. [A novel.] (2010) 2 exemplars
The Minister's Wife: Volume 2 (2001) 2 exemplars
The cuckoo in the nest (2018) 2 exemplars
The Sorceress: Volume 1 (2002) 2 exemplars
The Sorceress (2011) 2 exemplars
Old Mr. Tredgold: Volume 2 (2002) 2 exemplars
The Second Son 2 exemplars
Katie Stewart (2007) 2 exemplars
The Sorceress: Volume 2 (2002) 2 exemplars
Mrs. Arthur: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Dress (2001) 1 exemplars
For Love and Life: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplars
For Love and Life: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplars
Carita: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplars
Whiteladies: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Carita: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Madonna Mary: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplars
Young Musgrave: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplars
Lady William. [A novel.] (2017) 1 exemplars
At His Gates: Volume I (2002) 1 exemplars
May: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplars
Andrew Ramsay Of Errol V3 (2007) 1 exemplars
Lucy Crofton 1 exemplars
The Sisters Bronte 1 exemplars
The Secret Chamber 1 exemplars
Dante. 1 exemplars
Within the Precincts: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplars
Cousin Mary 1 exemplars
Harry Joscelyn: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Young Musgrave: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplars
May: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Ombra: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplars
The Two Marys (2016) 1 exemplars
Agnes: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplars
At His Gates: Volume II (2002) 1 exemplars
The Ladies Lindores: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplars
The Ladies Lindores: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Una sociedad asediada (2016) 1 exemplars
The Brownlows (2018) 1 exemplars
A Widow's Tale (2014) 1 exemplars
Le cronache di Carlingford (2022) 1 exemplars
Old Mr. Tredgold: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplars
Who was lost and is found (2018) 1 exemplars
Oliphant Margaret 1 exemplars
Diana Trelawny (2016) 1 exemplars
The Son of His Father (2019) 1 exemplars
Sons and Daughters. A novel. (2011) 1 exemplars
Miss Marjoribanks, Volume I (2009) 1 exemplars
John, a love story 1 exemplars
The Ladies Lindores: Volume 3 (2002) 1 exemplars
Mrs. Arthur: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplars
Harry Joscelyn: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplars
Madonna Mary: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplars
The minister's wife 1 exemplars
Within the Precincts: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplars
Within the Precincts: Volume 3 (2001) 1 exemplars
The Perpetual Curate: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplars
Chronicles of Carlingford (2011) 1 exemplars
Heart and Cross 1 exemplars
Salem Chapel (2 of 2) (2002) 1 exemplars

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An Anthology of Scottish Fantasy Literature (1996) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Uncanny Tales 1 (1974) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Great Tales Of The Supernatural (1978) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (2020) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Memoirs of the life of Anna Jameson — Postscript — 2 exemplars
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Good Words 1891 (1891) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
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70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Altres noms
Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson (married name)
Wilson, Margaret Oliphant (birth name)
Melville, Christian (pen name)
Oliphant, Mrs.
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Eton Parish Cemetery, Eton, England
Lloc de naixement
Wallyford, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, UK
Lloc de defunció
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
London, England, UK
Liverpool, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK (mostra-les totes 8)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, UK
cultural historian
Biografia breu
Margaret Oliphant Wilson was born in Wallyford, near Musselburgh, Scotland, the daughter of a customs house official. The family moved to Liverpool, England, when she was a child. She began writing as a teenager. In 1852, she married her cousin Francis Oliphant, an artist, and turned to writing to help support them and their seven children. Her first published work was Passages in the Life of Margaret Maitland (1849), and she became a regular contributor to Blackwood's Literary Magazine. Her husband died in 1859 while on a family trip to Italy, leaving Margaret pregnant. John Blackwood sent her funds to enable her to return to England and to relocate to Elie in Fife. She wrote more than 100 novels, biographies, translations, travel books, and collections of short stories during her prolific career. Her best-remembered works are the group of novels known as The Chronicles of Carlingford, which consisted of The Rector and the Doctor’s Family (1863), Salem Chapel (1863), The Perpetual Curate (1864), Miss Majoribanks (1866), and Phoebe Junior (1876). Many of her popular works focused on Scottish life, including The Minister’s Wife (1869) and Kirsteen (1890). She also wrote a volume of supernatural stories, Tales of the Seen and Unseen, and an autobiography that was published posthumously in 1899.




Grace Trevanian's husband married her in Europe when she was in desperate circumstances and treated her despicably for most of their marriage. Despite his ill-treatment Grace nursed the querulous invalid devotedly, but days from his demise the vicious old man re-wrote his will to punish her further. I won't say how, because that would destroy the suspense.

Rosalind is Grace's stepdaughter, and calls her mother because Grace is the only mother Rosalind has ever known. She is loyal to Grace despite wicked rumours, most of them perpetrated by the family nurse who brought up Rosalind and her four half-brothers and sisters. The nurse has tried to poison the younger children's minds against their mother, and has carried malicious stories to Grace's husband.

Somewhere I read that this was Margaret Oliphant's favourite of her books. It has less humour than the Carlingford series because Grace is such a tragic figure, and so ill-treated, but there is some in the sketches of the minor characters, particularly Aunt Sophy. I was very much engaged because I had to find out what would happen to Grace and Rosalind.
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pamelad | Apr 6, 2024 |
1.5* I gave up at 60% through despite the fact that this is decently written. I couldn't take any more of Elinor - stupidly, willfully blind to any advice even after she should know better. She just irritated me intensely!
leslie.98 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
Phoebe, Junior is the granddaughter of the Tozers, pillars of Carlingford’s dissenting congregation, Salem Chapel. Phoebe is the daughter of Phoebe Tozer and Henry Beecham, a dissenting minister who has risen about as far as a dissenting minister can go. Phoebe, Junior is well-educated, well-traveled, and used to London life. An extended stay in Carlingford to care for her ailing grandmother is a shock to her sensibilities, but she rises to the occasion.

Phoebe had made the acquaintance of Ursula May in London. Ursula is a poor relation of the Dorset family, who are also related to the Copperheads. Ursula’s father is the rector of St. Roque in Carlingford. Ursula and Phoebe overcome the class barrier to form a friendship. Their social circle includes Ursula’s clergyman brother, Reginald, Salem Chapel’s interim minster, Mr. Northcote, and Clarence Copperhead, whose father is an influential member of Henry Beecham’s congregation in London.

The novel explores social, economic, and religious differences. The elders in the novel set great store by these differences in status. However, the young people discover that their peers on the other side of the divide aren’t quite the ogres they’ve been warned against all their lives, and they form “unsuitable” attachments before they quite realize what’s happening. The novel could easily have been a romantic comedy if not for the financial pressures that weigh heavily enough on Mr. May for him to succumb to temptation.
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cbl_tn | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 24, 2023 |
An Oxford Theological College controls the dispensation of the living for the parish of Brentburn, and has given it to a College fellow who, after two years, pleads ill health and retires to Italy, keeping the bulk of the income and paying the rest to the curate who runs the parish. Cecil St John, the curate, is an unworldly man, dedicated to his parishioners, unambitious, and happy to remain as a curate, despite he uncertainty of his position. His much-loved wife manages the household capably and frugally, and Cecil trusts in God to provide for the future of his two daughters, Cicely and Mab. When Cecil's wife dies, a governess, Miss Brown, is employed to look after the girls and to manage the household. She is as ineffectual as Cecil, and when the girls leave home and go to school, incompetence reigns. When the girls return to look after their father, they find disaster.

The Curate in Charge has a number of important themes. It's a feminist novel: Cicely is an intelligent and capable person, far more so than her father, and far more concerned about the family's future, but she has to follow Cecil's direction. Eventually her independence of action, and need to do what she thinks is right, prove more important to her than her feminine role and social position. It's about the failure of the Church to ensure that livings are given to men who can and will manage a parish, its failure to reward men like Cecil, who can serve others all their lives only to be left destitute. It's about people with power, including those in the church hierarchy, who respect others only for their money and social connections.

A worthwhile read. Recommended.
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pamelad | Mar 1, 2023 |



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