Miss marjoribanks isnt world shattering but its an intelligent wry engaging quietly subversive highly readable novel its also very funny at points its also very funny at points thematically miss marjoribanks is a reworking of jane austens emma in a fuller blowsier mid victorian idiom it was published in 1866 exactly . Miss marjoribanks tells the story of lucilla marjoribanks only daughter of the towns doctor her mother dies early in the book and as soon as lucilla finishes with her schooling she returns to carlingford to care for her father and manage the towns society. What a great find and refreshing as it lacks much of the high melodrama so common in most 19th century literature miss lucilla marjoribanks comes home from school determined to be a comfort to dear papa and sets the good doctor and the entire town on their ears with her brilliant manipulations. Miss marjoribanks a novel by oliphant this is an exact reproduction of a book published before 1923 this is not an ocrd book with strange characters introduced typographical errors and jumbled words
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