The Resource Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary life, Elisabeth Jay

Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary life, Elisabeth Jay

Label
Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary life
Title
Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself"
Title remainder
a literary life
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Jay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • As an expatriate Scots woman, Mrs Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) started her prolific and accomplished writing career at three removes from the centre of Victorian literary life. Widowed early, and left with not only her own children, but two brothers, a nephew, and two nieces to support, she became keenly aware of the discrepancy between society's assumptions about woman's role and her own position as a female breadwinner in the male-dominated world of nineteenth-century publishing. Out of the contrast between her wryly ironic view of life and the conventions of Victorian fiction came the disconcerting questioning of accepted ideologies of the family, religious orthodoxy, and a woman's place in society that characterizes her writing
  • Mrs. Oliphant: A Fiction to Herself contains an often surprising portrait of the professional Victorian woman writer. By choosing to interweave the life and the work of Mrs Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay's lucid and comprehensive study raises for consideration the way in which a particular woman writer perceived her own life, and the wider question of whether women writers have been well-served by the mythological structures of male biography
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jay, Elisabeth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5114
LC item number
.J39 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oliphant
  • Oliphant
  • Oliphant
  • Oliphant, Margaret
  • Oliphant, Margaret
  • Women and literature
  • Novelists, Scottish
  • Novelists, Scottish
  • Women and literature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes écrivains écossaises
  • Scotland
  • Schottland
Label
Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary life, Elisabeth Jay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [340]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 355 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198128755
Lccn
94003528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30703610
  • (OCoLC)ocm30703610
Label
Mrs Oliphant, "a fiction to herself" : a literary life, Elisabeth Jay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [340]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 355 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198128755
Lccn
94003528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30703610
  • (OCoLC)ocm30703610

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