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Oliphant, Mrs. (Margaret), 1828-1897
Miss Marjoribanks [electronic resource] / Margaret Oliphant ; edited with an introduction and notes by Elisabeth Jay
Kindle ed.
New York : Penguin Books, 1998
Location Call Number Status
 Circulation Desk  Kindle 11    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Young women -- England -- Fiction
Physical Description 1 electronic resource (xxxix, 546 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxvi-xxxvii)
Partial Contents Appendix 1. Miss Marjoribanks in Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine -- Appendix 2. Variants between serial and first three-volume edition
Summary "Lucilla Marjoribanks is determined to look after her widowed father and become 'the sunshine of his life' whether he likes it or not. Once installed back at home and presiding over her father's drawing room, she launches herself into Carlingford society, aiming to raise the tone with her select evening parties. Lucilla is optimistic, resourceful, and completely without self-doubt, but will her indomitable nature diminish her marriage prospects? Will she marry the wrong man to save herself from eternal spinsterhood? With its superbly flawed heroine, Miss Marjoribanks (1866) is a wonderfully comic depiction of the conventions and proprieties that rule a vacuous society." -- back cover
Alternate Author Mardigian Endowment, 2012
Jay, Elisabeth

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