Margaret Oliphant Oliphant | Critical Essay by Vineta and Robert A. Colby

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Margaret Oliphant Oliphant.
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Critical Essay by Vineta and Robert A. Colby

SOURCE: "The Seen and the Unseen," in The Equivocal Virtue: Mrs. Oliphant and the Victorian Literary Marketplace, Archon Books, 1966, pp. 88-107.

In this excerpt, Vineta and Robert Colby review the varied qualities of Oliphant's supernatural tales.

Early in her career, in her novels and in her biography of Irving, Mrs. Oliphant had revealed a sympathy for the visionary mystic, the prophet without honor in his country—just such a figure as is represented in the tragic Paul Lecamus of A Beleaguered City. Her study of Montalembert brought her into contact with the French monastic revival, the continental counterpart of the Oxford Movement. The interest she developed in the ideas of Montalembert and his fellow crusaders Lamennais and Lacordaire account in particular for the French setting of A Beleaguered City as well as for...

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