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Whiteladies

Whiteladies

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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The beautiful old pre-Elizabethan house and estate of Whiteladies is strictly entailed. The two ladies in their late fifties who live there, Susan and Augustine Austin, are the daughters of the prior possessor. Augustine, who lives and dresses as a penitent nun, believes Whiteladies is cursed. The...

The Two Marys

The Two Marys

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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15-year-old Mary Peveril and her widowed clergyman father seem to be everything to each other - until he rather suddenly decides to marry a young woman in her twenties. Mary is all at once pushed into the shade, and jealously watches the other Mary take her place in her father's heart. Even Mary's...

The Primrose Path: A Chapter in the Annals of the Kingdom of Fife

The Primrose Path: A Chapter in the Annals of the Kingdom of Fife

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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Excerpt: "The old house of Earl’s-hall stands on a long strip of land between two rivers, in that county affectionately known to its inhabitants as the kingdom of Fife. It is not a great house, but neither is it an insignificant one, though fortune has brought the family low which once held some...

Lady Car: The Sequel of a Life

Lady Car: The Sequel of a Life

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant.

Diana Trelawny

Diana Trelawny

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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Diana Trelawny was a great heiress in the ordinary sense of the word, though the term was one which she objected to strongly. She was rather a great proprietor and landowner, no longer looking forward to any inheritance, but in full possession of it. She had a fine estate, a fine old English...

The Curate in Charge

The Curate in Charge

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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When the aged Curate in Charge of Brentburn parish church loses his position of 20 years, he is too overwhelmed to act for himself - it will be up to his two daughters to determine how to support the family of five (which includes two little boys from a second marriage). The eldest sister Cecily...

The Prodigals and Their Inheritance

The Prodigals and Their Inheritance

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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“IS it to-night he is coming, Winnie?” “Yes, father. I have sent the dog-cart to the station.” “It was unnecessary, quite unnecessary. What has he to do with dog-carts or any luxury? He should have been left to find his way as best he could. It is not many dog-carts he will find waiting...

Sir Tom

Sir Tom

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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Lucy Trevor, now Lady Randolph, and her husband Sir Tom are very happy together - made even more so by the birth of their little boy. When Lucy's younger brother Jock comes for a long visit, he reminds her of their father's requirements that she give away half her fortune - an idea that is not...

The Ways of Life: Two Stories

The Ways of Life: Two Stories

Mrs. Oliphant | Fiction Classics
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Excerpt: "He was a man approaching sixty, but in perfect health, and with no painful physical reminders that he had already accomplished the greater part of life’s journey. He was a successful man, who had attained at a comparatively early age the heights of his profession, and gained a name for...

The Rider of the Mohave: A Western Story

The Rider of the Mohave: A Western Story

James Fellom | Fiction Classics
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A fiction book The Rider of the Mohave: A Western Story by James Fellom