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Margaret Oliphant (1828–1897)

Autor(a) de Miss Marjoribanks

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Margaret Oliphant

Miss Marjoribanks (1866) 479 exemplares
Phoebe, Junior (1876) 166 exemplares
Salem Chapel (1863) 164 exemplares
The Perpetual Curate (1864) 159 exemplares
The Rector (1863) 41 exemplares
The Open Door [short story] (1882) 39 exemplares
The Curate in Charge (1875) 34 exemplares
The Library Window (1896) 33 exemplares
A Beleaguered City (1970) 30 exemplares
Jeanne d'Arc: Her Life and Death (2006) 28 exemplares
Old Lady Mary (2004) 25 exemplares
The Doctor's Family (2011) 24 exemplares
He That Will Not When He May (1892) 22 exemplares
The Marriage of Elinor (1892) 19 exemplares
The Executor (1861) 14 exemplares
The Egyptian World (1989) 13 exemplares
The Life of Edward Irving (2006) 12 exemplares
The Earliest Civilizations (1991) 11 exemplares
Sheridan (1883) 9 exemplares
The House on the Moor (2010) 9 exemplares
Francis of Assisi (1874) 8 exemplares
The Duke's Daughter (2002) 8 exemplares
The Ladies Lindores (2016) 7 exemplares
A Little Pilgrim In the Unseen (2010) 7 exemplares
The Wizard's Son (2000) 7 exemplares
Sir Tom (2010) 6 exemplares
The Secret Chamber (1876) 5 exemplares
Janet (1891) 5 exemplares
Madam (2007) 5 exemplares
Whiteladies (2002) 4 exemplares
Cervantes (1974) 4 exemplares
La terra delle tenebre (2008) 4 exemplares
Molière (1879) 4 exemplares
Queen Eleanor and fair Rosamond (2018) 4 exemplares
Within the Precincts 3 exemplares
Two Strangers (2002) 3 exemplares
At His Gates (2016) 3 exemplares
A House in Bloomsbury (2018) 3 exemplares
Zaidee: A Romance (1856) 3 exemplares
For Love and Life (1874) 3 exemplares
Squire Arden (1870) 3 exemplares
The Primrose Path (2021) 2 exemplares
It Was a Lover and His Lass (2015) 2 exemplares
The fugitives (2007) 2 exemplares
Salem Chapel: Volume 1 (2002) 2 exemplares
Joyce (Classic Reprint) (2012) 2 exemplares
A Rose in June (Classics To Go) (2018) 2 exemplares
A Little Pilgrim 2 exemplares
Neighbours on the Green (2008) 2 exemplares
Lady Car: the sequel of a life (2011) 2 exemplares
The Sorceress (2011) 2 exemplares
The Minister's Wife: Volume 2 (2001) 2 exemplares
The cuckoo in the nest (2018) 2 exemplares
The Perpetual Curate: Volume 1 (2002) 2 exemplares
Katie Stewart (2007) 2 exemplares
Old Mr. Tredgold: Volume 2 (2002) 2 exemplares
The Minister's Wife: Volume 1 (2001) 2 exemplares
May. [A novel.] (2010) 2 exemplares
Agnes (2001) 2 exemplares
The Sorceress: Volume 2 (2002) 2 exemplares
The Sorceress: Volume 1 (2002) 2 exemplares
Young Musgrave: A Novel (2010) 2 exemplares
The Lady's Walk (2020) 2 exemplares
The Second Son 2 exemplares
Andrew Ramsay Of Errol V3 (2007) 1 exemplar
Harry Joscelyn: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplar
Young Musgrave: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplar
The Son of His Father (2019) 1 exemplar
May: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplar
Ombra: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplar
The Two Marys (2016) 1 exemplar
Agnes: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplar
At His Gates: Volume II (2002) 1 exemplar
At His Gates: Volume I (2002) 1 exemplar
Dress (2001) 1 exemplar
Mrs. Arthur: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplar
For Love and Life: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplar
For Love and Life: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplar
May: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplar
Old Mr. Tredgold: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplar
Lucy Crofton 1 exemplar
The Sisters Bronte 1 exemplar
The Secret Chamber 1 exemplar
Lady William. [A novel.] (2017) 1 exemplar
Cousin Mary 1 exemplar
Sons and Daughters. A novel. (2011) 1 exemplar
Dante. 1 exemplar
Carita: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplar
Miss Marjoribanks, Volume I (2009) 1 exemplar
Una sociedad asediada (2016) 1 exemplar
Chronicles of Carlingford (2011) 1 exemplar
Heart and Cross 1 exemplar
Who was lost and is found (2018) 1 exemplar
The Brownlows (2018) 1 exemplar
A Widow's Tale (2014) 1 exemplar
Salem Chapel (2 of 2) (2002) 1 exemplar
Le cronache di Carlingford (2022) 1 exemplar
John, a love story 1 exemplar
Diana Trelawny (2016) 1 exemplar
Whiteladies: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplar
Carita: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplar
Madonna Mary: Volume 2 (2001) 1 exemplar
Young Musgrave: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplar
Mrs. Arthur: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplar
Oliphant Margaret 1 exemplar
Harry Joscelyn: Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplar
Madonna Mary: Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Scottish Ghost Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The New Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Six Novels of the Supernatural (1944) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Book of the Dead: Thirteen Classic Tales of the Supernatural (1986) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Fifth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas (2017) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Mystery Book (1934) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
A Treasury of Victorian ghost stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
A Century of Thrillers from Poe to Arlen (First Series) (1934) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Ghosts and Marvels (1924) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
An Anthology of Scottish Fantasy Literature (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Uncanny Tales 1 (1974) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Great Tales Of The Supernatural (1978) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (2020) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Memoirs of the life of Anna Jameson — Postscript — 2 exemplares
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Gwiazdka Z Duchami 1 exemplar
Good Words 1891 (1891) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Wakacje Wśród Duchów — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson (married name)
Wilson, Margaret Oliphant (birth name)
Melville, Christian (pen name)
Oliphant, Mrs.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Eton Parish Cemetery, Eton, England
Local de nascimento
Wallyford, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, UK
Local de falecimento
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
London, England, UK
Liverpool, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK (mostrar todos 8)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, UK
cultural historian

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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 | 2 outras críticas | 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 | 4 outras críticas | 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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