Colby, Vineta, and Robert A. Colby. The Equivocal Virtue: Mrs. Oliphant and the Victorian Literary Marketplace. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1966, 281 p.
Detailed biography culled from Oliphant's Autobiography, her published works, and her numerous unpublished letters.
Williams, Merryn. Margaret Oliphant: A Critical Biography, London: Macmillan, 1986, 217 p.
The first full-length study of Oliphant's life.
Clarke, John Stock. "Mrs. Oliphant's Unacknowledged Social Novels." Notes and...
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