Inheritance, wills, or legitimacy issues


Three common themes, often overlapping, in Victorian novels are inheritance, wills, and legitimacy issues. In Margaret Oliphant's stories these issues concern not only money, but the individual's sense of self - what the revelations, good or bad, tell him about whether he was loved, and how he is viewed by others, and especially how he now sees himself (or herself).


Zaidee, a Romance
Novel1854
The House on the Moor
Novel1860
The Executor
Short Fiction1861
The Last of the Mortimers, a Story in Two Voices
Novel1861
Mrs Clifford's Marriage
Novel1863
Madonna Mary
Novel1866
Brownlows
Novel1867
The Three Brothers
Novel1869
Squire Arden
Novel1870
The Two Mrs Scudamores
Short Fiction1871
May
Novel1873
The Story of Valentine and his Brother
Novel1874
For Love and Life
Novel1874
Whiteladies
Novel1875
Young Musgrave
Novel1877
He that Will Not When He May
Novel1879
The Greatest Heiress in England
Novel1879
Grove Road, Hampstead
Short Fiction1880
In Trust, the Story of a Lady and Her Lover
Novel1881
Sir Tom
Novel1883
Old Lady Mary
Novel1884
Madam
Novel1884
The Prodigals and Their Inheritance
Novel1884
A Poor Gentleman
Novel1886
The Second Son
Novel1887
The Heir Presumptive and the Heir Apparent
Novel1890
Lady William
Novel1891
The Cuckoo in the Nest
Novel1891
Old Mr Tredgold, a Story of Two Sisters
Novel1895
The Heirs of Kellie
Short Fiction1896
The Unjust Steward, or the Minister's Debt
Novel1896

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