Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
The Autobiography By Mrs. Oliphant

The Autobiography by Mrs. Oliphant

Condition - Very Good
$40.99
Only 2 left

Summary

Oliphant's autobiography is a moving account of her efforts as a widow to support herself, her children and two problem brothers through her writing. This edition restores the full text, some quarter of which has not been published before.

The Autobiography Summary

The Autobiography by Mrs. Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant was a 19th-century novelist and author of "The Doctor's Family" and "The Beleaguered City". As a widow she struggled to combine the professional life of prolific novelist, biographer and reviewer with the roles of mother and breadwinner for an ever-widening circle of dependents. Best known for her "Chronicles of Carlingford" series, Margaret Oliphant wrote her autobiography over three decades from the mid-1860s onwards, and its fragmentary form does not disguise its literary qualities. It is a moving account of her efforts to support herself, her children and two brothers, one a bankrupt, the other an alcoholic, through her writing, and to sustain herself against the grief of losing the surviving three of her six children. This new edition restores for the first time the full text of the autobiography, more than a quarter of which has never been published before, containing barbed comments on her contemporaries and her most intimate reflections upon the tragedies which beset her.

Additional information

GOR002089506
9780198186151
0198186150
The Autobiography by Mrs. Oliphant
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1990-09-30
207
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Autobiography