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Miss Marjoribanks - Margaret Oliphant
Miss Marjoribanks
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Returning home to tend her widowed father Dr Marjoribanks, Lucilla soon launches herself into Carlingford society, aiming to raise the tone with her select Thursday evening parties. Optimistic, resourceful and blithely unimpeded by self-doubt, Lucilla is a superior being in every way, not least... show more
Returning home to tend her widowed father Dr Marjoribanks, Lucilla soon launches herself into Carlingford society, aiming to raise the tone with her select Thursday evening parties. Optimistic, resourceful and blithely unimpeded by self-doubt, Lucilla is a superior being in every way, not least in relation to men. This Penguin Classics edition of Miss Marjoribanks (1865) is introduced and edited by Margaret Oliphant's acclaimed biographer Margaret Jay.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140436303 (0140436308)
ASIN: 140436308
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Carlingford (#5)
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4.0 Miss Marjoribanks
I've only read two books by Mrs Oliphant (the other being A City Besieged, which is fascinating, weird, and extremely different from this), and enjoyed both. But Miss Marjoribanks makes it very clear why she was a bestselling author in her day. It's a power fantasy, but not unalloyed; it's delightf...
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1.0 Miss Marjoribanks
Some books if you can't catch the rhythm of just became joyless works you have to force march yourself through.I kept trying to get through this book, but the writing, flow, and the characters were just too much for me to overcome. I gave up. I know that that was supposed to be a comedy of sorts and...
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it
4.0 Miss Marjoribanks
Well I have certainly never met a character like Miss Lucilla Marjoribanks. At first I simply did not understand her motives, drive and determination to re-organize Carlingford society. It seemed such a waste of a strong character. This was a long read, not to be rushed, and the further I bec...
Bettie's Books
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3.5 Miss Marjoribanks
bookshelves: women, published-1866, winter20092010, victorian, play-dramatisation, fraudio Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Lee Aiken Recommended for: BBC listeners Read from February 22 to 26, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks. Margaret Oliphant dramatisation ...
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3.0 Miss Marjoribanks
The Carlingford Chronicles - Miss Marjoribanks. Margaret Oliphant dramatisation with Elizabeth Spriggs.
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