Margaret (Oliphant Wilson) Oliphant Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Margaret (Oliphant Wilson) Oliphant

Few women represent the issues that surrounded Victorian England's "woman question" as literally and literarily as Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant, whose odd full name was the result of her marrying a cousin on her mother's side of the family. By the end of her life Oliphant had been a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a widow. She was also a professional writer and worked hard throughout her long career as a novelist, literary critic, social commentator, and historical writer in order to support her family. Thus, she had both a personal and professional stake in the changing definitions of roles for women in Victorian society. As a woman of letters, she was able to participate in the cultural debate with a measure of authority, offering her own constructions of moral and relatively autonomous womanhood to stand in implicit and potentially reformative contrast to...

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