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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 1,838 works in 7,872 publications in 16 languages and 99,917 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Humorous stories  Political fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Honoree, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Former owner
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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The egoist, a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )

343 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,578 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 The appendices include reviews, other writing on comedy, and historical documents on women, sexual politics, and the theory of evolution."--Publisher's website
Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith( Book )

344 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,936 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 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. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of a father and son by George Meredith( Book )

276 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith( Book )

133 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Essay on Comedy and the Uses of the Comic Spirit is the most extensive work on the nineteenth century comic genre. It was initially presented as Meredith's first and only public lecture in London in 1877, and published separately as a book in 1897. In it, Meredith defines comedy as a "humour of the mind," not prevalent in the British society of his day, which he saw as fraught with "Unreason and Sentimentalism." The work had a strong influence on writers such as Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf, and is remarkable for discussing comedy within the context of the status of women and as a means for their advancement
Beauchamp's career by George Meredith( Book )

231 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,795 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. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith( Book )

210 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,632 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
Evan Harrington; a novel by George Meredith( Book )

214 editions published between 1860 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young aristocrat is torn between responsibility for his father's debts and loyalty to his love. A comedy of class prejudice. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith( Book )

134 editions published between 1865 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel concerns Sir Austin Feverel's misconceived attempts to educate his son Richard according to a system of his own devising that includes his theories of sexual restraint which find little favor with Richard
The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )

83 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
The tragic comedians; a study in a well-known story by George Meredith( Book )

228 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the late years of the life of Ferdinand Lassalle, the Alvan of the novel
The shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment by George Meredith( Book )

189 editions published between 1856 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of our conquerors by George Meredith( Book )

181 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhoda Fleming; a story by George Meredith( Book )

208 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith( Book )

156 editions published between 1885 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

202 editions published between 1847 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amazing marriage by George Meredith( Book )

167 editions published between 1895 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria by George Meredith( Book )

139 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The egoist by George Meredith( Book )

209 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De relaties die een rijke landeigenaar aangaat, lopen alle stuk op zijn grenzeloos egoïsme
The letters of George Meredith by George Meredith( Book )

36 editions published between 1912 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading of life and other poems by George Meredith( Book )

14 editions published between 1922 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The egoist
Alternative Names
George Meredith

George Meredith angol kltő s regnyr

George Meredith britisk poet og skribent

George Meredith Brits schrijver

George Meredith brittisk poet och frfattare

George Meredith englischer Schriftsteller und Lyriker

George Meredith Pote et romancier britannique

George Meredith scrittore inglese

Meredith, C. 1828-1909

Meredith, Georg

Meredith, George

Meredith, Jerzy.

Meredits, Džordžs 1828-1909

Джордж Мередит английский писатель

Джордж Мерэдзіт

Джордж Мэрэдыт

Мередит, Джордж 1828-1970

ג'ורג' מרדית'

جرج مردیث نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

جورج ميريديث

조지 메러디스

ジョージ・メレディス

メレディス

メレディス, ジョージ

乔治梅瑞狄斯

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Diana of the CrosswaysAn essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spiritEvan Harrington; a novelThe ordeal of Richard FeverelThe ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and sonLord Ormont and his AmintaThe egoist