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Miss Marjoribanks

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Miss Marjoribanks is a charming and insightful novel that follows the story of the intelligent and independent Lucilla Marjoribanks as she navigates the intricacies of society in the fictional town of Carlingford. Written by Margaret O. Oliphant, this classic work of literature offers a poignant portrayal of Victorian society and the constraints placed on women during that time period.

The character of Lucilla is beautifully crafted, with her wit, intelligence, and ambition shining through on every page. As she sets out to elevate herself and her family in society, readers are drawn into a world of gossip, intrigue, and social climbing that is as relevant today as it was in the 19th century.

Oliphant's writing is elegant and engaging, drawing readers in with its rich descriptions and vivid characterizations. The novel is filled with subtle humor and sharp observations on human nature, making it a delightful and thought-provoking read.

Overall, Miss Marjoribanks is a captivating novel that offers a window into the complexities of Victorian society and the timeless themes of ambition, love, and duty. Margaret O. Oliphant's insightful storytelling and memorable characters make this book a must-read for fans of classic literature.

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One of the so-called "Chronicles of Carlingford", of which there were two short stories and five novels written from 1861 to 1876 by Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant. The Chronicles originally appeared in the famous Blackwood's Magazine. Mrs. Oliphant wrote prolifically in her career, and many of her main characters were independent, resourceful women. In fact, Miss Marjoribanks has been occasionally cited as the successor to Jane Austen's Emma, albeit Miss Marjoribanks is more focused, less pliable and a decidedly more strategic thinker than dear Emma.

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