Coping with disability or dying


In general disabled or dying people in Margaret Oliphant's fiction are fully developed characters who must come to terms with their physical limitations and/or their approaching death. Each is an individual - there is no stereotyping or false sentimentality. A particularly fine portrait of someone coping with disability is that of Stephen Haldane in At His Gates - a gifted, active man whose life and sense of self are drastically altered after an illness causes permanent paralysis.


Heart and Cross
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A Son of the Soil
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The Minister's Wife
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At His Gates
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May
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