Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Attribution confirmed

I have confirmed that The Grateful Ghosts was indeed written by Mrs. Oliphant's son Cecco". She makes reference to "Cecco's Grateful Ghosts" on page 330 of the 1899 edition of her Autobiography.

The Grateful Ghosts - attributed to Cecco Oliphant

The Grateful Ghosts
attributed to Francis Romano ("Cecco") Oliphant
Blackwood's Ediburgh Magazine, Volume 139, January 1886, page 108

This story is unsigned as it appears in Blackwood's. It has been attributed to Mrs. Oliphant's son, Francis Romano ("Cecco") Oliphant by Linda H. Peterson in Two Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography, University of Virginia Press, 1999, page 163.

I would be grateful for further information on whether this attribution is correct.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Two Gentlemen of Virginia

Two Gentlemen of Virginia
A Novel of the Old Regime in the Old Dominion
by George Cary Eggleston
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1908

The novel opens in Richmond, Virginia in the year 1857.