The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant
After the death of Margaret Oliphant葉he prolific nineteenth-century novelist, biographer, essayist, reviewer, and prominent voice on the "woman question"葉wo well-intending relatives took the autobiographical manuscripts she composed over a thirty-year period, and recomposed them to suit the model of a conventional memoir. In the process, they suppressed more than a quarter of the material. Based on the original manuscripts, the Broadview edition now makes available the missing text in its original order, and the restored Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant portrays a woman of scathing irony, anger, and grief. Part of Broadview's Nineteenth-Century British Autobiographies series, this edition also includes extensive excerpts from Oliphant's diaries.
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Diary entry for Christmas night 1887
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