THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT. OLIPHANT Mrs.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND LETTERS OF MRS. M.O.W. OLIPHANT

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1899. 8vo (8.9 in, 22.7 cm). [v] vi-xi [xii-xiii] xiv [xv] [blank], [3] 4-451 [blank] pp.; 2 port. pls. Edited by Mrs. Harry Coghill. Concludes with "List of Mrs. Oliphant's published works" and "Mrs. Oliphant's contributions to 'Blackwood's magazine.'"

First edition: 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 812. DNB. Publisher's dark blue binding with gilt lettering to spine and gilt device of author to upper board. Author's frontispiece portrait from drawing by Janet Mary Oliphant with tissue guard; second plate from a family photo with tissue guard. Dark blue-coated endpapers. Spine caps creased, verso of front free endpaper with minor penciling, recto of rear free endpaper a trace foxed, and rear endpapers with two small tears mid-gutter. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Very good+. Item #1153

First edition.

Price: $350.00

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