From the moment of her mother's death, Lucilla Marjoriebanks knows her vocation - a conviction based on the influence of morally uplifting novels and the 'sublime confidence in herself is the first necessity to a woman on a mission'. The usurping of Dr. Marjoriebanks as master of his own table and the assuaging of Nancy, his formidable housekeeper, are but small steps in Lucilla's scheme, for she intends nothing less than the transformation of Carlingford society. Lucilla's 'evenings' become the talk fo this quiet country town: not only are they an essential source of gossip and entertainment for old friends and neighbours of Grange Lane, but they are also the setting for some of Lucilla's most startling accomplishments. For it is on these occasions, under the watchful eye and guidance of this magnificent young woman, that reputations are made and lost and romances are pursued and undone . . .
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Margaret Oliphant was a popular author during the Victorian era. Oliphant was very prolific, having written over 120 books, and is now best known for historical novels as well as supernatural tales. Miss Marjoribanks is a classic novel centering around a young woman who returns home to help her father after her mother passes away.Book Description:
MISS MARJORIBANKS is one of her Chronicles of Carlingford. Exquisite and entertaining comedies of Victorian provincial Society.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140161899
Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140161899
Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140161899
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