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Oliphant, Laurence 1829-1888

Overview
Works: 261 works in 938 publications in 5 languages and 7,710 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Arranger, Other
Classifications: DS760, 915.1033
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Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan, in the years 1857, '58, '59 by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

46 editions published between 1859 and 1970 in English and French and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1857 Laurence Oliphant (1829-88), lawyer, journalist, diplomat and sometime spy, later Liberal MP, satirical novelist, and, for a time, adherent of the religious mystic Thomas Harris, became private secretary to Lord Elgin (1811-63), accompanying him to China, and thence to Japan, on a mission to protect and extend British trading interests in the region. Oliphant's 1859 account of the trip was published in two volumes. Volume 2 deals with the negotiation of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Yedo, the legalisation of the Chinese opium trade and combat with Chinese insurgents at Nankin. The work is a mixture of travel narrative - Oliphant had previously written about his travels in Nepal and in the Crimea (also reissued in this series) - and political analysis. It provides both an informative account of the war from a privileged vantage point and a window upon Oliphant's own colourful career
The Russian shores of the Black sea in the autumn of 1852, with a voyage down the Volga, and a tour through the country of the Don Cossacks by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

39 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British diplomat and writer Laurence Oliphant (1829-88) was the author of travel diaries and novels, including the very successful Piccadilly (1870). A keen traveller, he worked as a correspondent for The Times during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1) and served as Secretary to British Diplomat Lord Elgin in Canada, China and Japan. This book is a narrative of the journey Oliphant made to Russia as a young man, with his friend Oswald Smith. Its publication in 1853 coincided with the beginning of the Crimean War, turning the book into an immediate success. From the splendour of mid-nineteenth-century St Petersburg, to the annexation of the Crimea, and the international consequences of Russian foreign policy for Europe, this illustrated book is also full of witty anecdotes and captivating descriptions. Very influential in its time, it remains an important resource for cultural and political historians
Elgin's mission to China and Japan by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1970 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haifa : or, Life in modern Palestine by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

23 editions published between 1886 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of Gilead : with excursions in the Lebanon by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

17 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota and the far West by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

31 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Oliphant (1829-88) was a much-travelled British diplomat and writer. In the mid-nineteenth century, between two stints in the Caucasus, he spent several years in North America, helped Lord Elgin negotiate a trade treaty between Canada and the US, and was for a time Superintendent-General for Indian Affairs in Canada. In this book, first published in 1855, Oliphant expresses his enthusiasm for the rapid development in the American West that was being driven by industry and commerce. He documents a fact-finding journey around the Great Lakes region, travelling on the new railway and adventurously taking a bark canoe down rapids and across portages. From picnics, dances and sleigh rides to mining, forest clearance and land speculation, Oliphant conveys a vivid picture of the opportunities and hardships of the frontier society. He focuses in detail on the Native Americans he encountered, their customs, skills, way of life and future prospects
Piccadilly : a fragment of contemporary biography by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

34 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the present state of political parties in America by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

8 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Jordan; being an exploration and survey of part of Hauran and Jaulan by Gottlieb Schumacher( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottlieb Schumacher (1857-1925) was an American-born German civil engineer, architect and archaeologist who was influential in the early archaeological explorations of Palestine. His parents were members of the Temple Association, a Protestant group who emigrated to Haifa in 1869. After studying engineering in Stuttgart between 1876 and 1881, Schumacher returned to Haifa and assumed a leading role in surveying and construction in the region. First published in 1886 for the Palestine Exploration Fund, this volume contains the results of the first survey of the Haurân region conducted by Schumacher in preparation for the construction of the Damascus-Haifa railway. Considered one of Schumacher's most important surveys, it describes the archaeological remains, geology and contemporary villages of this region in great detail. Accounts of this area by the British traveller Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) and the scholar Guy Le Strange (1854-1933) are also included in this volume
Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan, in the years 1857, 1858, 1859 by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

9 editions published between 1859 and 1969 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian shores of the Black Sea by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

10 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to Katmandu (the capital of Nepaul) with the camp of Jung Bahadoor; including a sketch of the Nepaulese ambassador at home by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

36 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific religion; or, Higher possibilities of life and practice through the operation of natural forces by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 1889 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes in a life of adventure, or, Moss from a rolling stone by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

32 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trans-Caucasian campaign of the Turkish army under Omer Pasha; a personal narrative by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

9 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of Khemi. Up and down the middle Nile by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

17 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altiora Peto. A novel by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

31 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriots and filibusters, or, Incidents of political and exploratory travel by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

9 editions published between 1860 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traits and travesties; social and political by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

12 editions published between 1882 and 1980 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal suffrage and Napoleon the Third by Laurence Oliphant( Book )

5 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Minnesota and the far West
Alternative Names
Laurence Oliphant britischer Abenteurer, Reiseschriftsteller, Diplomat und Okkultist

Laurence Oliphant British author, traveller, diplomat and Christian mystic

Laurence Oliphant Brits journalist (1829-1888)

Olifanṭ, Lorens

Olifanṭ, Lorens 1829-1888

Oliphant, L.

Oliphant, L. 1829-1888

Oliphant, Laurence

Oliphant, Lawrence.

Oliphant, Lawrence 1829-1888

Oliphant, Lorenzo

Oliphant, Lorenzo 1829-1888

Oliphant, Wawrzyniec.

Woodbine.

Woodbine 1829-1888

Олифант, Лоренс

אוליפנט, לורנס 1829-1888 .‬

אליפאנט, לורנס 1829-1888

אליפהאנט, אליפהאנט

לורנס אוליפנט

לורנס אוליפנט סופר בריטי

أوليفانت، لورنس، 1829-1888

لورنس أوليفانت

로렌스 올리펀트

オリファント, ローレンス

ローレンス・オリファント

俄理范

柯獵焚

Languages
English (471)

French (12)

Hebrew (6)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Minnesota and the far WestWhen a stone begins to roll : notes of an adventurer, diplomat and mystic : extracts from Episodes in a life of adventure