These are only a few of the many themes which run through Margaret Oliphant's novels and stories. And the list of fiction associated with each theme is not meant to be complete - but rather representative of how Margaret Oliphant uses the theme in her fiction works.

A cursed diamond ring
Anglican nuns / sisterhoods
Artists and writers
Children and teenagers
Class issues in love, marriage, family
Coping with disability or dying
Custody disputes
Devoted friendships
Early novels of faith
Historical Fiction
Inheritance, wills, or legitimacy issues
Male central character
Married life
Mental disturbances, 'a clouded mind'
Murder, or murderous intent
Old Scottish customs
Passion / Love-Hate
Railway stories
Scotch marriages
Socialism / social movements
Stories of clergymen
Stories of the Seen and Unseen
Stories set in France
Stories set in Italy
Tales of Scotland
Theft, forgery, embezzlement
Two true stories of Kellie Castle
Unmarried women
Vice - gambling, depravity, dissipation
Women's issues / women's rights
Working women

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