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  • A Beleaguered City And Other Tales Of The Seen And The Unseenby Margaret Oliphant

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    Edited and introduced by Jenni Calder.Haunted by a sense that the living and the dead are separated by no more than a narrow and disputed borderland, the tales that Margaret Oliphant liked to call her ‘stories of the seen and the unseen’ are now recognised as among the most remarkable explorations of the supernatural to appear in Victorian times.A... more...

  • The Open Doorby Margaret Oliphant

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    With a sense of mystery and suspense pervading the whole narrative, this is a very unusual work. Due to brilliant depiction of scenes, the work was later adapted for dramas and films. In an intensely horrifying environment, the unfolding events flare the imagination of the reader. more...

  • The Library Windowby Margaret Oliphant

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this narrative, Oliphant has beautifully created a world where the boundaries of imagination and reality cannot be distinguished. An amalgamation of super-natural and psychological, this is an account of a young girl’s fancy that leads her to stand against the real world. This work also comments on the situation of the fair sex during the Victorian... more...

  • The Days of My Lifeby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    Against all odds, Scottish-born writer Margaret Oliphant made a name for herself as a major literary voice in the Victorian era. Through her writing, she was able for a time to provide financial security for a large extended family amidst a series of grave circumstances and unspeakable tragedies. The cleverly structured memoir The Days of My Life tells... more...

  • A Beleaguered Cityby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    Though Scottish-born author Margaret Oliphant dabbled in a remarkable number of literary genres over the course of her career, critics and fans alike agree that some of her most abiding contributions were her tales of fantasy, science fiction, and the supernatural, many of which broke new ground in their time. A Beleaguered City blends elements of... more...

  • Old Lady Maryby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    In the vast majority of ghost stories, the reader's gateway into the tale is the point of view of the person being haunted. In Margaret Oliphant's unique take on the genre, however, we're granted both sides of the story. This tale of a mysteriously missing will is enlivened (so to speak) by the "voice" of the deceased woman of... more...

  • Jeanne d'Arcby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    Scottish history writer Margaret Oliphant offers up a gripping account of the French martyr (and eventual saint) Joan of Arc, who led large armies to important battlefield victories while only a teenager. This extensively researched and exhaustively detailed narrative is one of the definitive sources of the life of the Maid of Orleans. more...

  • Phoebe, Juniorby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    Fans of Jane Austen's work will enjoy this witty masterpiece from Scottish writer Margaret Oliphant. Using a classic "fish out of water" theme, Phoebe, Junior is an insightful and sometimes subversive look at class distinctions in the Victorian era. Hailing from a nouveau riche family, young Phoebe's life is turned upside down when... more...

  • Salem Chapelby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    One of the entries in Margaret Oliphant's series The Carlingford Chronicles, Salem Chapel offers modern-day readers a peek into the Victorian era, replete with its preoccupation with socioeconomic status and strict codes of behavior. In this volume of the series, an unsavory character (whose identity might surprise you) concocts a plot to besmirch... more...

  • A Widow's Taleby Margaret Oliphant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.47

    Born in Scotland and later a transplant to London, Margaret Oliphant was an accomplished and popular writer whose body of work includes historical novels, romances, and supernatural fiction. Despite the wide-ranging spectrum of genres she tackled, a common theme throughout is a gentle and insightful skewering of social mores and class stratification... more...