Margaret O. Oliphant

Miss Marjoribanks


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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 …

The Open Door and The Portrait


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Two stories "of the seen and unseen" with mysterious occurrences by Margaret O. Oliphant, originally published in 1881. (Summary b…

Stories in Black and White


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This is a collection of short mystery stories, written in very different styles by eight different authors. - Summary by Carolin

The Mystery of Mrs. Blencarrow


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The location is the English Lake District and the characters very ordinary people. Mrs. Blencarrow is a widow with five children and control…

Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Volume 1


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Catherine Vernon has a firm hand on her family and on the family business. Her plans for her young protege Edward, whom she loves like a son…

Jeanne D'Arc: Her Life And Death


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The story of Jeanne d'Arc, or Joan of Arc , has passed into folklore and has been retold by many. The young teenager was sent by an as-yet u…

A House Divided Against Itself


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"A house divided against itself cannot stand." So said Abraham Lincoln in 1858. Here we have the irascible Mr. Waring, an elderly …

Oliver's Bride


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Betrothed to one woman but married to another whose heart will be broken. Summary by Michele Eaton

Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Volume 2


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Catherine Vernon has a firm hand on her family and on the family business. Her plans for her young protege Edward, whom she loves like a son…

For Love and Life Vol. 1


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“The device on his shield was a young oak tree pulled up by the roots, with the Spanish word Desdichado, signifying Disinherited.” The novel…

The Marriage of Elinor


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Elinor has decided to marry. But who is the man she has chosen? No one seems to know. Is he of good character? Does he have a "past&quo…

Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Volume 3


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This volume completes the story of Hester and her struggle to find her way in the family she belongs to by birth but not by upbringing. The …