Miss Marjoribanks

Paperback | June 1, 1999

byMargaret OliphantForeword byElisabeth JayEditorElisabeth Jay

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"She who held the reorganisation of society in Carlingford in her hands was a woman with a mission"
 
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, bt 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, is Marjoribanks (1866) is a wonderfully comic depiction of the conventions and proprieties that rule a vacuous society.
 
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Relive a literary classic! Miss Marjoribanks is the story of Lucilla, who returns home to tend her widowed father Dr. Marjoribanks. Lucilla soon finds herself at the heart of Carlingford society, which may or may not be ready for her Thursday-night parties. Readers will love Lucilla, who is unimpeded by self-doubt and undoubtedly a sup...

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"She who held the reorganisation of society in Carlingford in her hands was a woman with a mission"   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 C...

Margaret Oliphant was one of the most prolific writers of the Victorian period. During her nearly 50-year career, the Scotswoman published more than 100 books and countless articles. The untimely death of her husband, in 1859, left her nearly destitute, pregnant, and the sole support of their two small children. She had, however, alrea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.77 × 5.06 × 1.07 inPublished:June 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140436308

ISBN - 13:9780140436303

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Relive a literary classic! Miss Marjoribanks is the story of Lucilla, who returns home to tend her widowed father Dr. Marjoribanks. Lucilla soon finds herself at the heart of Carlingford society, which may or may not be ready for her Thursday-night parties. Readers will love Lucilla, who is unimpeded by self-doubt and undoubtedly a superior being, especially when compared to men.