The Athelings or The Three Gifts

The Athelings or The Three Gifts

by Margaret Oliphant

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This early novel centres on the Atheling family, especially on the three young people Agnes, Marion, and Charlie. Each has a special gift: Agnes has genius as a writer, Marion has beauty, and Charlie will find his gift in the course of the story. The novel is told mostly from Agnes' point of view. She has written a novel and found a publisher; and on the heels of her book's modest success, she and Marion are invited into society, which leads to some amusing experiences. Meanwhile Mr Atheling has inherited his aunt's house in the country, and finds the title challenged by an old enemy, Lord Winterbourne. When the family move to the country, more characters and story lines are introduced. Marion and Agnes each have a love story with complications. The novel is of course fictional, but the portion of the story dealing with Agnes's first novel was inspired by Margaret Oliphant's own experiences as a young writer, including her first shy entries into the insincere world of "society".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783962724849
Publisher: Otbebookpublishing
Publication date: 08/27/2018
Series: Classics To Go
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 541
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (born Margaret Oliphant Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 20 June 1897, was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural. (Wikipedia)

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