Contents: Introduction to the work and an outline of its contents – A brief biography of Oliphant’s life from 1828 to 1897
– Her (over)productivity related to fiction in the 1880s and 1890s – A synopsis of Oliphant’s later and, in particular, less
well known novels – A selection of short stories and their importance as a genre – Margaret Oliphant’s connection with the
Blackwood family and their company – The female journalist and her place in the (male) world of the periodical – Life as a
female contributor: a reviewer and critic in the late nineteenth century – An overview of her articles and journalism from
later years – Autobiography, biography and Margaret Oliphant’s handling of it – Some thoughts on works of non-fiction from
the 1880s and 1890s – The revelatory nature of Oliphant’s autobiography and some of her letters – Summary and conclusions
regarding her position in the literary canon.