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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Works: 2,329 works in 9,341 publications in 12 languages and 113,652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  History  Political fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Performer, Other, Honoree, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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The egoist, a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )

131 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara's attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. Thus, The Egoist dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women's bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith( )

155 editions published between 1877 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

381 editions published between 1885 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana of the Crossways examines the unhappy marriage of the title character Diana Warwick and is loosely based on events in the life of [Victorian feminist] Caroline Norton (playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan's granddaughter), who was suspected of revealing an important political secret that she had acquired from her lover. Although Meredith was forced to attach a disclaimer to the novel, his story is less about political scandal than about his protagonist's inner life and motives, [which he treats sympathetically]. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
The ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith( Book )

294 editions published between 1859 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man home-schooled by an authoritarian father nevertheless falls in love with and marries a young woman, with tragic results
The adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith( Book )

208 editions published between 1871 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richmond Roy, or Roy Richmond, is the ne'er-do-well son of an actress and an unnamed member of the royal family. He has taken up the trade of singing teacher, and in this capacity is employed by Squire Beltham, one of whose two daughters he seduces and elopes with. Having given birth to Harry Richmond the daughter dies. Squire Beltham and his other daughter, Dorothy, obtain custody of Harry after a prolonged struggle with Roy. Harry runs away from school and ends up in Germany, where he happens upon his father, now living at the courts of various German princes, with intervals in debtors' prisons. Harry falls in love with Princess Ottilia, but he is once more returned to the care of his grandfather, who promises to make Harry heir to his fortune of £20,000 a year if he will marry local girl Janet Ilchester. Harry will have none of this, and goes back to the Continent to pursue his princess, only to find that she has married a German prince. Since Janet is now engaged to an English marquess, and Squire Beltham has left his grandson a measly £3000, Harry seems to have got the worst of both worlds. Happily, Janet has second thoughts about the marquess and marries Harry instead. The story ends with a disastrous fire, in which Roy dies while trying to save Dorothy Beltham's life
A reading of life and other poems by George Meredith( )

11 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by George Meredith : volume 1 by George Meredith( )

in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by George Meredith - Volume 3 by George Meredith( )

in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by George Meredith : volume 2 by George Meredith( )

in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evan Harrington; a novel by George Meredith( Book )

197 editions published between 1860 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,655 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
Beauchamp's career by George Meredith( Book )

216 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 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 )

249 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remains of our good yeomanry blood will be found in Kent developing stiff solid unobtrusive men and very personable women
Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith( Book )

175 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of our conquerors by George Meredith( Book )

185 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern love and poems of the English roadside, with poems and ballads by George Meredith( )

24 editions published between 1862 and 2014 in English and held by 1,398 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
The Amazing marriage by George Meredith( Book )

173 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria by George Meredith( Book )

160 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 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 shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment by George Meredith( Book )

142 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Belloni, originally Emilia in England by George Meredith( Book )

137 editions published between 1886 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of "Egypt--A Country Study," by the U.S. Library of Congress. Discusses the country's geography, society, economy, transportation, communications, government, politics, and national security. Highlights Egypt's history, population, religion, international trade, military powers, and foreign policy
The egoist : a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )

208 editions published between 1879 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Egoist, his comic masterpiece, George Meredith takes the traditional marriage plot of English domestic fiction and turns it on its head. The novel describes the repeated and disastrous courtships of Sir Willoughby Patterne, the egoist of the title. Three women become engaged to Sir Willoughby, but, despite his aristocratic arrogance and the manipulative power of his wealth, each is finally able to see him more clearly than he sees himself. The introduction to this edition provides context for the novel from Meredith's own life, his theory of comedy, and his understanding of Darwinian thought. The appendices include reviews, other writing on comedy, and historical documents on women, sexual politics, and the theory of evolution."--Publisher's website
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Diana of the Crossways
Diana of the CrosswaysThe ordeal of Richard FeverelEvan Harrington; a novelLord Ormont and his AmintaThe egoist : a comedy in narrativeThe poetry and philosophy of George MeredithGeorge Meredith; some early appreciations
Alternative Names
George Meredith

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 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 Мерэдзіт

Джордж Мэрэдыт

Мередит Джордж

Мередит, Джордж 1828-1970

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جرج مردیث نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

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