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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Works: 2,330 works in 9,816 publications in 11 languages and 116,396 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  History  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 egoist, a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )

249 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,689 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
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith( )

163 editions published between 1877 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

396 editions published between 1885 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,424 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 ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith( Book )

382 editions published between 1859 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 3,350 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 )

221 editions published between 1871 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,912 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
A reading of life and other poems by George Meredith( )

13 editions published between 1901 and 2019 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evan Harrington; a novel by George Meredith( Book )

223 editions published between 1860 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,728 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
Poems by George Meredith : volume 1 by George Meredith( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,708 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 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Poems by George Meredith, Volume 2 presents the full text of this literary classic
Poems by George Meredith : volume 3 by George Meredith( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of Poems by George Meredith, Volume 2 presents the full text of this literary classic
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 1,689 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
Beauchamp's career by George Meredith( Book )

227 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 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 )

262 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

191 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith( Book )

179 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria by George Meredith( Book )

172 editions published between 1867 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,357 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 )

175 editions published between 1895 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 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 )

150 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )

41 editions published between 1892 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith( Book )

7 editions published between 1912 and 1969 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Diana of the Crossways
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spiritDiana of the CrosswaysThe ordeal of Richard FeverelEvan Harrington; a novelLord Ormont and his AmintaThe ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and sonThe 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

Мередит Джордж

Мередит, Джордж 1828-1970

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English (3,195)

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French (18)

Romanian (8)

Italian (6)

Russian (3)

Spanish (3)

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Croatian (1)

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