AUTHORS A
   A   
B
   B   
C
   C   
D
   D   
 E
   E   
 F
   F   
 G
   G   
 H
   H   
 I
   I   
 J
   J   
 K
   K   
 L
   L   
 M
   M   
 N
   N   
 O
   O   
 P
   P   
 Q
   Q   
 R
   R   
 S
   S   
 T
   T   
 U
   U   
 V
   V   
 W
   W   
 X
   X   
 Y
   Y   
 Z
   Z   
 ALL
 ALL 
SEARCH TERM
SEARCH BY
CLASSIFICATION
CATEGORY
      
AUTHORS BY NATIONALITY
CLASSIFICATIONS
Art/Design & Architecture
Astronomy
Biography & Autobiography
Biology & Natural History
Chemistry
Children's Literature
Cooking & Cuisine
Drama & Romantic Fiction
Ecology & Environment
Economics & Finance
Education
Folklore/Mythology/Fantasy
General Reference
General Science
Geology/Mineralogy/Palaeont.
Historical Fiction
History
Horror/Supernatural/Occult
Humour & Satire
Language & Linguistics
Literary Criticism/Analysis
Mathematics
Medicine & Physiology
Military & War
Music
Mystery/Crime/Espionage
Philosophy, Ethics & Logic
Physics
Poetry
Politics, Government & Law
Psychology & Psychiatry
Religion & Theology
Science & Future Fiction
Sociology/Society/Anthropology
Sports, Hobbies & Games
Travel & Geography
Western Fiction

Laurence Oliphant

Author Code: ELOX

Born: (?), 1829 - Cape Town, Cape Colony (South Africa)

Died: Dec. 23, 1888 - Twickenham, Middlesex, England

The son of the attorney-general of Cape Colony in South Africa, Oliphant studied law, but left his studies to travel. He accompanied Jung Bahadur from Ceylon to Nepal in 1851 and the following year published his first book, A Journey to Katmandu. He returned to England and again took up his law studies, eventually passing a bar examination. He then traveled to Russia and in 1853 published The Russian Shores of the Black Sea. Later that year, he became private secretary to Lord Elgin and accompanied him on many of his journeys over the next 8 years. In 1861, he was appointed first secretary in Japan, but his stay there was cut short by an attack on the legation which almost cost him his life. He again returned to England and in 1865 was elected MP for Stirling. He left parliament in 1868, having come under the influence of Thomas Lake Harris, the spiritualist, and moved to a farm in Brocton, New York where he spent the next 3 years. On his return to England, he became a correspondent for the Times and covered the Franco-German war. He then settled in Paris where he met and married Alice le Strange. He returned to Brocton in 1873 and worked with Harris on raising finances for the community. Oliphant developed a belief in a Jewish state in Palestine and traveled there in 1879. In 1881, he returned to America and ended his relationship with Harris. He and his wife then returned to Palestine and settled in Haifa. In 1886, his wife died from a fever and he returned to England in 1887. He remarried, but died shortly thereafter in 1888. His other works include Minnesota and the Far West (1855), Picadilly (1870), Tender Recollections of Irene Macgillicuddy (1877), Land of Gilead (1881), Traits and Travesties, Social & Political (1882), Altioro Peto (1883), Masollam (1885), Moss From a Rolling Stone (1887) and Scientific Religion (1888).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ELOX004 Adolphus [Play] 1887 18 168k eBook Download PDF - 'Adolphus [Play]' (ELOX004) Find a printed copy of Adolphus [Play] by Laurence Oliphant at AbeBooks
ELOX003 The Brigand's Bride 1887 13 170k eBook Download PDF - 'The Brigand's Bride' (ELOX003) Find a printed copy of The Brigand's Bride by Laurence Oliphant at AbeBooks
ELOX005 Fashionable Philosophy [Play] 1887 14 166k eBook Download PDF - 'Fashionable Philosophy [Play]' (ELOX005) Find a printed copy of Fashionable Philosophy [Play] by Laurence Oliphant at AbeBooks
ELOX001 A Journey to Katmandu 1852 74 463k eBook Download PDF - 'A Journey to Katmandu' (ELOX001) Find a printed copy of A Journey to Katmandu by Laurence Oliphant at AbeBooks
ELOX002 The Sisters of Thibet 1887 11 164k eBook Download PDF - 'The Sisters of Thibet' (ELOX002) Find a printed copy of The Sisters of Thibet by Laurence Oliphant at AbeBooks

Note: An Asterisk (*) after an author´s name signifies that this is a Pseudonym



Click here To Subscribe
PayPal Acceptance Mark

Terms & Conditions        Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved eBooks-Library.com