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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Works: 2,448 works in 10,126 publications in 12 languages and 118,808 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  History  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Creator, Performer, Other, Lyricist, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, win, Composer
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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Most widely held works by George Meredith
The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )

460 editions published between 961 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 4,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith( )

169 editions published between 1877 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith( Book )

404 editions published between 1885 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana of the Crossways is a novel by George Meredith which was published in 1885. It is an account of an intelligent and forceful woman trapped in a miserable marriage and was prompted by Meredith's friendship with society beauty and author Caroline Norton. Diana of the Crossways illustrates a Victorian woman in the process of change as she attempts independence. The problems she faces offer a distinct departure from the treatment of conventional heroines of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Meredith understood and wrote about the conflicts women faced so well that Diana of the Crossways depicts the struggles that led to a new feminism. Diana of the Crossways is a central text for the study of nineteenth-century representation of women and the Victorian women's rights movement. Students and scholars of nineteenth-century British literature, women's studies, and cultural studies will find this novel with its invaluable introduction a must read in understanding women during the Victorian era
The egoist, a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )

257 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virginia Woolf said of The Egoist: 'Meredith pays us a supreme compliment to which as novel-readers we are little accustomed ... He imagines us capable of disinterested curiosity in the behaviour of our kind.' In this, the most dazzlingly intellectual of all his novels, Meredith tries to illuminate the pretensions of the most powerful class within the very citadel of security which its members have built. He develops to their logical extremity his ideas on egoism, on sentimentality and on the power of comedy. Meredith saw egoism as the great enemy of truth, feeling and progress, and comedy as the great dissolver of artifice. The Egoist is the extreme expression of his recurrent theme: the defeat of egoism by the power of comedy."--Goodreads
The adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith( Book )

230 editions published between 1871 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the novel, Harry Richmond is a young boy, living under the care of his grandfather, Squire Beltham, in their home of Riversley, in Hampshire, England. The Squire, one of the wealthiest people in England, had two daughters, one of whom, Dorothy, still lives at Riversley. The other daughter married Roy Richmond, Harry's father, who drove the daughter permanently insane; she is also at Riversley. At the beginning of the book, Roy Richmond shows up at Riversley, and claiming parental rights, takes away Harry to be brought up by him. After some adventures in London, Harry is left in a boarding school by Roy, where he meets a number of friends who show up throughout the novel. While he is there his mother dies. Harry escapes from the school, and with help of the gypsy girl Kiomi, returns to Riversley. While there he misses his father, and overhearing that he may be in London, goes there with his friend Temple. Harry and Temple however end up falling asleep on a boat, the Priscilla, and are taken away against their will to Germany, where Harry rediscovers his father, and meets Princess Ottilia. When Harry comes of age, he inherits a large sum and is told that he will receive 20,000/year if marries his third-cousin Janet Ilchester, of whom the Squire is very fond. Instead Harry, with the considerable help of his father, pursues the Princess, despite the objections of the Prince her father, and after a while, receives her promise to be married, after he becomes a member of Parliament, which eventually occurs. Roy Richmond deceives the Princess into visiting Harry at the Isle of Man, claiming that he is near death. In the climax of the novel, the Squire is supposed to request from the Prince, with expectation of an acceptance, the hand of the Princess. At this point all of the plans of Roy Richmond for his son Harry seem to have come to fruition. However, the Squire discovers that his daughter, Dorothy, has given 25,000 to Roy Richmond to cover his debts, and refuses to carry out the scheme. The plan collapses and the Princess marries a German Prince. Harry Richmond realizes that he loves Janet Ilchester, and after further adventures, they are finally married in Germany. After the marriage, they return to Riversley, only to find it engulfed in flames. In the fire Roy Richmond dies looking to the safety of Dorothy
Evan Harrington; a novel by George Meredith( Book )

234 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son of a fashionable tailor, brought up with aristocratic tastes, suddenly finds himself saddled with the responsibility of his father's debts
A reading of life and other poems by George Meredith( )

13 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by George Meredith volume 1 by George Meredith( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Poems by George Meredith, Volume 1 presents the full text of this literary classic
Poems by George Meredith volume 2 by George Meredith( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Poems by George Meredith, Volume 2 presents the full text of this literary classic
The egoist; a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( )

5 editions published between 1889 and 1897 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Egoist works witty variations on the traditional courtship plot. Exploiting the conventions of dramatic comedy, this novel of manners relies on sexual innuendo to satirize the patriarchal, aristocratic and imperialist assumptions prevalent in Victorian England. When the delightfully obnoxious egoist Sir Willoughby Patterne determines to secure a bride worthy of his name, a complicated game of pursuit and flight ensues involving a colorful cast of characters.-Barnes & Noble
Poems by George Meredith : volume 3 by George Meredith( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Poems by George Meredith, Volume 2 presents the full text of this literary classic
Beauchamp's career by George Meredith( Book )

236 editions published between 1874 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and romance of a chivalrous champion of the oppressed, giving a view of the politics of mid-19th century England
Rhoda Fleming; a story by George Meredith( Book )

269 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remains of our good yeomanry blood will be found in Kent developing stiff solid unobtrusive men and very personable women
Modern love and poems of the English roadside, with poems and ballads by George Meredith( )

22 editions published between 1862 and 2014 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside occupies a distinctive and somewhat notorious place within George Meredith's already unique body of work. Modern Love is now best known for the emotionally intense sonnet cycle which Meredith's own contemporaries dismissed as scandalously confessional and indiscreet. While individual sonnets from the work have been anthologized, the complete cycle is rarely included, and the original edition has not been reprinted since its first appearance in 1862. This edition restores the original publication and supplements it with a range of accompanying materials that will reintroduce Meredith's astonishing collection of poetry to a new generation of readers."--Publisher's website
One of our conquerors by George Meredith( Book )

192 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith( Book )

184 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The egoist by George Meredith( Book )

219 editions published between 1879 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria by George Meredith( Book )

175 editions published between 1867 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xavi Inocencio, the man who implicatd Kuklo in Dario's murder (and who also happens to be Sharle's brother), has joined the Military Police on Captain Gloria's recommendation. This puts the royal government's most powerful tools at his disposal in the search for Kuklo and Sharle"--Page 4 of cover
The Amazing marriage by George Meredith( Book )

177 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel examines the theory that a wife is free to leave a husband who does not recognize her as an equal
The shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment by George Meredith( Book )

152 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The egoist
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spiritDiana of the CrosswaysThe egoist, a comedy in narrativeEvan Harrington; a novelLord Ormont and his AmintaThe egoistThe poetry and philosophy of George Meredith
Alternative Names
George Meredith

George Meredith anglický spisovatel viktoriánské éry

George Meredith angol költő és regényíró

George Meredith British novelist and poet of the Victorian era

George Meredith britisk poet og skribent

George Meredith Brits schrijver

George Meredith brittisk poet och författare

George Meredith englischer Schriftsteller und Lyriker

George Meredith novelista y poeta inglés durante la época victoriana

George Meredith poète et romancier britannique

George Meredith romancista e poeta britânico

George Meredith scrittore inglese

Mereditas Dž.

Mereditas Džordžas

Meredith, C. 1828-1909

Meredith George

Meredith, Jerzy.

Meredits, Džordžs 1828-1909

Джордж Мередит английский писатель

Джордж Мередіт

Джордж Мерэдзіт

Джордж Мэрэдыт

Джордж Мэрэдыт ангельскі пісьменьнік

Мередит Джордж

Мередит, Джордж 1828-1970

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