Autobiography and Letters of Mrs Oliphant.

By Mrs M O W Oilphant

Printed: 1899

Publisher: William Blackwood. Edinburgh

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 16 × 23 × 4.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 23 x 4.5

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Navy cloth binding with gilt title on the spine. Gilt emblem on the front board.

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The scarce memoirs of one of the Victorian era’s most noted woman novelists.

Mrs. Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) had no formal education but became a prolific novelist, biographer, social historian, literary historian, art critic, and autobiographer. Oliphant was opposed to women being regarded as less than men and depicted women’s stresses and compromises in almost one hundred novels. Oliphant grew to support women’s rights to professional lives and her writing became more acerbic. Her many admirers included Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, and J.M. Barrie. “Her literary executors contrived to transform this passionate, witty, wryly self-aware, and immensely energetic author into a model of quietly suffering Victorian femininity.” – DNB. OCLC. CBEL. Blain, Feminist Companion

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