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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Margaret Oliphant

Miss Marjoribanks (1866) 476 eksemplarer
Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life (1883) 310 eksemplarer
Phoebe, Junior (1876) 165 eksemplarer
Salem Chapel (1863) 163 eksemplarer
The Perpetual Curate (1864) 158 eksemplarer
The Rector (1863) 41 eksemplarer
The Open Door [short story] (1882) 39 eksemplarer
The Curate in Charge (1875) 34 eksemplarer
The Library Window (1896) 33 eksemplarer
A Beleaguered City (1970) 30 eksemplarer
Jeanne d'Arc: Her Life and Death (2006) 27 eksemplarer
Old Lady Mary (2004) 25 eksemplarer
The Doctor's Family (2011) 24 eksemplarer
He That Will Not When He May (1892) 22 eksemplarer
The Marriage of Elinor (1892) 19 eksemplarer
The Executor (1861) 13 eksemplarer
The Life of Edward Irving (2006) 12 eksemplarer
The Egyptian World (1989) 12 eksemplarer
The Earliest Civilizations (1991) 10 eksemplarer
Sheridan (1883) 9 eksemplarer
The House on the Moor (2010) 9 eksemplarer
Francis of Assisi (1874) 8 eksemplarer
The Duke's Daughter (2002) 8 eksemplarer
A Little Pilgrim In the Unseen (2010) 7 eksemplarer
The Ladies Lindores (2016) 7 eksemplarer
The Wizard's Son (2000) 7 eksemplarer
A Widow's Tale and Other Stories (2013) 6 eksemplarer
Sir Tom (2010) 6 eksemplarer
Janet (1891) 5 eksemplarer
The Secret Chamber (1876) 5 eksemplarer
Madam (2007) 5 eksemplarer
La terra delle tenebre (2008) 4 eksemplarer
Cervantes (1974) 4 eksemplarer
Whiteladies (2002) 4 eksemplarer
Molière (1879) 4 eksemplarer
Queen Eleanor and fair Rosamond (2018) 4 eksemplarer
The Margaret Oliphant Collection (2016) 3 eksemplarer
The Railway Man and his Children. (2012) 3 eksemplarer
At His Gates (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Two Strangers (2002) 3 eksemplarer
A House in Bloomsbury (2018) 3 eksemplarer
Squire Arden (1870) 3 eksemplarer
Within the Precincts 3 eksemplarer
For Love and Life (1874) 3 eksemplarer
Zaidee: A Romance (1856) 3 eksemplarer
It Was a Lover and His Lass (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Joyce (Classic Reprint) (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Neighbours on the Green (2008) 2 eksemplarer
A Little Pilgrim 2 eksemplarer
The Primrose Path (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Salem Chapel: Volume 1 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Queen Victoria, A Personal Sketch (1901) 2 eksemplarer
A Rose in June (Classics To Go) (2018) 2 eksemplarer
The fugitives (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Lady Car: the sequel of a life (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The Sorceress (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The Minister's Wife: Volume 2 (2001) 2 eksemplarer
The cuckoo in the nest (2018) 2 eksemplarer
The Perpetual Curate: Volume 1 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Katie Stewart (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Old Mr. Tredgold: Volume 2 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
The Minister's Wife: Volume 1 (2001) 2 eksemplarer
May. [A novel.] (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Agnes (2001) 2 eksemplarer
The Sorceress: Volume 2 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
The Sorceress: Volume 1 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Young Musgrave: A Novel (2010) 2 eksemplarer
The Lady's Walk (2020) 2 eksemplarer
The Cuckoo in the Nest: Volume 1 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
The Second Son 2 eksemplarer
Andrew Ramsay Of Errol V3 (2007) 1 eksemplar
Harry Joscelyn: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Young Musgrave: Volume 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
The Son of His Father (2019) 1 eksemplar
May: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Ombra: Volume 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
The Two Marys (2016) 1 eksemplar
Agnes: Volume 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
At His Gates: Volume II (2002) 1 eksemplar
At His Gates: Volume I (2002) 1 eksemplar
Dress (2001) 1 eksemplar
Mrs. Arthur: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
For Love and Life: Volume 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
For Love and Life: Volume 1 (2001) 1 eksemplar
May: Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Old Mr. Tredgold: Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Within the Precincts: Volume 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
Lucy Crofton 1 eksemplar
The Sisters Bronte 1 eksemplar
The Secret Chamber 1 eksemplar
Lady William. [A novel.] (2017) 1 eksemplar
Cousin Mary 1 eksemplar
Sons and Daughters. A novel. (2011) 1 eksemplar
Dante. 1 eksemplar
Carita: Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Miss Marjoribanks, Volume I (2009) 1 eksemplar
Within the Precincts: Volume 1 (2001) 1 eksemplar
Within the Precincts: Volume 3 (2001) 1 eksemplar
The Perpetual Curate: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Una sociedad asediada (2016) 1 eksemplar
Chronicles of Carlingford (2011) 1 eksemplar
Heart and Cross 1 eksemplar
Who was lost and is found (2018) 1 eksemplar
The Brownlows (2018) 1 eksemplar
A Widow's Tale (2014) 1 eksemplar
Salem Chapel (2 of 2) (2002) 1 eksemplar
Le cronache di Carlingford (2022) 1 eksemplar
John, a love story 1 eksemplar
Diana Trelawny (2016) 1 eksemplar
Whiteladies: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Carita: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Madonna Mary: Volume 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
Young Musgrave: Volume 1 (2001) 1 eksemplar
The minister's wife 1 eksemplar
The Ladies Lindores: Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Ladies Lindores: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Ladies Lindores: Volume 3 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Mrs. Arthur: Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Oliphant Margaret 1 eksemplar
Harry Joscelyn: Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
Madonna Mary: Volume 1 (2001) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Bidragyder — 226 eksemplarer
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Bidragyder — 208 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Bidragyder — 138 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
Scottish Ghost Stories (2009) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
The New Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories (1983) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Six Novels of the Supernatural (1944) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
The Fifth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1969) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas (2017) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Mystery Book (1934) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Victorian ghost stories (1981) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
A Century of Thrillers from Poe to Arlen (First Series) (1934) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Ghosts and Marvels (1924) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
An Anthology of Scottish Fantasy Literature (1996) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Uncanny Tales 1 (1974) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Great Tales Of The Supernatural (1978) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (2020) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Memoirs of the life of Anna Jameson — Postscript — 2 eksemplarer
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Gwiazdka Z Duchami 1 eksemplar
Good Words 1891 (1891) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Wakacje Wśród Duchów — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson (married name)
Wilson, Margaret Oliphant (birth name)
Melville, Christian (pen name)
Oliphant, Mrs.
Fødselsdato
1828-04-04
Dødsdag
1897-06-25
Begravelsessted
Eton Parish Cemetery, Eton, England
Køn
female
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Wallyford, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, UK
Dødssted
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Bopæl
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
London, England, UK
Liverpool, England, UK
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK (vis alle 8)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, UK
Erhverv
writer
cultural historian
novelist
essayist
autobiographer
Kort biografi
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.

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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!
 
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leslie.98 | 2 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | 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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Markeret
pamelad | Mar 1, 2023 |
Mrs. Oliphant knows human nature. I spent a good part of reading this book with a grin on my face because of the antics of the silly characters who ate from the one hand of Catherine Vernon while they bit the other. Catherine Vernon is the matriarch of the Vernon family, the great banking family of an English town. She has saved the bank once already, when the protagonist's father would have ruined it. Hester will not know, till the very end, why Catherine hates her so, but these two will find that they are very much alike.
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burritapal | 9 andre anmeldelser | Oct 23, 2022 |

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