Margaret Oliphant Oliphant | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by R. C. Terry

This literature criticism consists of approximately 47 pages of analysis & critique of Margaret Oliphant Oliphant.
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Critical Essay by R. C. Terry

SOURCE: "Queen of Popular Fiction: Mrs. Oliphant and the Chronicles of Carlingford," in Victorian Popular Fiction, 1860-80, Macmillan Press, 1983, pp. 68-101.

In the following overview of the Chronicles of Carlingford, Terry discusses Oliphant as a "striking example" of the Victorian popular novelistbased on her talent and enormous outputand asserts that the Carlingford novels comprise her best work, without which readers would have an incomplete record of mid-Victorian fiction.

I might have done better work. . . . Who can tell? I did with much labour what I thought the best, and there is only a might have been on the other side.

Mrs Oliphant, Autobiography and Letters (1899)

Mrs Oliphant is a striking example of the professional woman of letters in the mid-Victorian period. Henry James, always notable for exquisitely ambiguous judgements on his fellow-writers, called...

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