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ISBN: 1551112965
Author: Margaret Oliphant,Elizabeth Langland
Language: English
Publisher: Broadview Press; 1 edition (April 17, 2002)
Pages: 463
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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Oliphant wrote domestic novels that richly represent the broad social, political, and religious contexts of Victorian England.

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (born Margaret Oliphant Wilson; 4 April 1828 – 20 June 1897) was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".

Margaret Oliphant Margaret Oliphant, one of the most prolific and popular Victorian novelists .

Oliphant wrote domestic novels that richly represent the broad social, political, and religious contexts of Victorian England. Elizabeth Langland is a Professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

Start by marking Phoebe Junior (Broadview Literary Texts) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I love Margaret Oliphant, and enjoyed this book, the last of her Carlingford Chronicles, very much.

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Margaret Oliphant, from the frontispiece of A Literary History of England from 1760 to 1825 Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant . Oliphant, during an often difficult life, wrote more than 120 works, including novels, books of travel and description, histories, and volumes of literary criticism.

Margaret Oliphant, from the frontispiece of A Literary History of England from 1760 to 1825 Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually. Among the best known of her works of fiction are: Adam Graeme (1852).

The last 336. Phoebe, junior. A Last Chronicle of Carlingford. Chapter I. The pastor's progress. Miss Phoebe Tozer, the only daughter of the chief deacon and leading member of the Dissenting connection in Carlingford, married, shortly after his appointment to the charge of Salem Chapel, in that town, the Reverend Mr. Beecham, one of the most rising young men in the denomination.

Margaret Oliphant, from the frontispiece of A Literary History of England from 1760 to 1825. Margaret Maitland (1849). Margaret Oliphant Wilson (1828-04-04)4 April 1828 Wallyford, Scotland. 25 June 1897(1897-06-25) (aged 69) Wimbledon, London.

Chronicles of Carlingford. A Little Pilgrim in the Unseen. By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant. A Country Gentleman and his Family. The Little Pilgrim: Further Experiences. Stories of the Seen and the Unseen. Old Lady Mary A Story of the Seen and the Unseen. A Beleaguered City Being a Narrative of Certain Recent Events in the City of Semur, in the Department of the Haute Bourgogne.

Margaret Oliphant, one of the most prolific and popular Victorian novelists, essayists, and reviewers, has been compared both in her day and our own to George Eliot. Oliphant wrote domestic novels that richly represent the broad social, political, and religious contexts of Victorian England. The Broadview edition of Phoebe Junior, the last novel in Oliphant’s Chronicles of Carlingford series, restores the earliest extant text.

The supplemental materials provide a rich background for examining key nineteenth-century issues such as religion and church reform, gender and the woman question, society and politics. They include excerpts from contemporary novels and poetry; newspaper articles; reviews; essays; polemic on religion and church reform; materials on gender and the woman question, and on etiquette and dress.

Comments:

Kulabandis
An excellent Victorian novel, though excelled by Oliphant's 'Hester"
Kajikus
I love books by this author but hate the format this book is printed in because it is big and bulky with a terrible font for reading. Wish I had known what a cheap rendition this book was before I purchased it on Amazon. Total waste of money!
Sataxe
Wonderful novel. It helps if you have read the Carlingford Chronicles before reading this since it refers to characters from her previous novels. My favorite was The Perpetual Curate, next, MIss Marjoribanks, then this one. There are 6(?) or 7 in all of the chronicles.
OCARO
This is one of my very favorite 19c novels, and it's Oliphant's very best, in my opinion--even better than _Miss Marjoribanks_. Like Miss M, it follows the adventures of a preternaturally self-reliant, capable, and ambitious heroine who navigates the complexities of her social milieu to achieve her goals. She's a more engaging protagonist than Lucilla Marjoribanks, however, because she is smarter: more quick-witted and perceptive about the motives of others.

What's especially interesting about this novel, though, is how ambivalent the author is about her own heroine, Phoebe Beecham, and how Phoebe's flaws actually make her a more interesting protagonist. Her shrewdness, self-importance, ambition, and frankness about the difficulties of her own class status (the educated daughter of upwardly mobile parents, she spends the novel caring for her grandmother, a shopkeeper's wife) make her a complicated heroine for whom the narrator seems to feel fluctuating levels of affection and disapproval. But these qualities also mean that Phoebe speaks on the subjects of class, gender, and female ambition with a refreshing clarity. She ends up in roughly the position of _Middlemarch's_ Dorothea Brooke, having a career of national importance through her husband, but she gets there with much less trauma. Clear-eyed and pragmatic, she works within the confines of her world, using her brains and her talent for persuasiveness to make her way.

In this way, Phoebe has a certain kinship to Flora Poste of _Cold Comfort Farm_--both characters are confident, well-educated, relentlessly modern (for their respective time periods) and have a fantastic ability to manage situations, people, and--not least--their wardrobes. Both provide a fantasy of feminine prowess and control over the domestic and personal sphere, and _Phoebe Junior_ particularly argues that this same capacity for management translates seamlessly to the national stage.

The ending **SPOILER ALERT** has presented readers with difficulties since the novel was first published, but in a way, Phoebe's husband--whom the narrator describes as a "lout"--is a surprisingly progressive guy. He's entirely willing to let his wife mastermind and manage his career and, one imagines, their personal lives; he's endearingly if somewhat lumpishly loyal; and he has the good taste to be drawn to Phoebe because she has "brains." The narrator makes is painfully clear that he is not the romantic choice, but one develops a certain sneaking fondness for this inarticulate underdog, with his unusually liberated outlook. </END SPOILER>

All in all, it's a delightful novel that lets us have our cake and eat it to: it illustrates the class and gender constraints to which most people were subject in Victorian England, but then it gives us a heroine who is able to transcend both.

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