Book 1 in The Chronicles of Carlingford
by Mrs. Oliphant
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1862
First published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,
Volume 89, May 1861
The Executor is the opening story in Mrs. Oliphant's popular series centered in the fictional town of Carlingford. It is a short story and introduces the reader to some of the major characters who will appear throughout the series.
The second story in the series, The Doctor's Family, is published in this same Harper & Brothers edition beginning on page 50.