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The Marriage of Elinor

by Margaret O. Oliphant

It follows the life of Elinor Dennistoun, a young woman who must navigate the complexities of love, marriage, and societal expectations in Victorian-era England. Oliphant's masterful storytelling captures the essence of the time period, highlighting the societal norms and expectations placed upon women and their role in society. Elinor, the protagonist, must balance her desire for love and companionship with the pressure to conform to society's expectations of a proper marriage. The novel explores themes of love, duty, and societal constraints, while also shedding light on the challenges faced by women during this time. Oliphant's writing is insightful and evocative, drawing the reader into Elinor's world and creating a vivid portrayal of the time period. "The Marriage of Elinor" is not only a beautifully written novel but also a valuable historical document, offering a glimpse into the social norms and expectations of Victorian-era England. It has become a classic of its kind, praised for its nuanced characters and intricate plot. Overall, "The Marriage of Elinor" is a must-read for anyone interested in Victorian literature, women's rights, and societal norms of the time. Oliphant's writing is timeless, capturing the complexities of human relationships and the struggle for personal fulfillment in a world constrained by societal expectations.

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English

Original Language

English

Published In

1891

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Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works cover "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the...

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