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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 1,758 works in 7,705 publications in 12 languages and 99,306 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Poetry  History  Political fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Honoree, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Former owner
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )
495 editions published between 1859 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 5,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
The egoist a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )
335 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,984 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
On the idea of comedy and of the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith( Book )
156 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,785 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
Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith( Book )
322 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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. Nikki Lee Manos' introduction draws upon a wide range of historical and critical texts, from John Stuart Mill's feminist tract of 1869 to Mary Poovey's contemporary theories about gender in Victorian fiction." "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."--Jacket
The egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds criticism by George Meredith( Book )
152 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the text of George Meredith's classic satirical novel along with critical essays by Robert Mayo, Virginia Woolf, and others, textual notes, and background essays by the author
Beauchamp's career by George Meredith( Book )
211 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,915 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 )
208 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,763 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 )
210 editions published between 1860 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The son of a tailor must run the shop after his father's death to pay his debts
The shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment by George Meredith( Book )
195 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reading of life and other poems by George Meredith( )
31 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of our conquerors by George Meredith( Book )
178 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic comedians; a study in a well-known story by George Meredith( Book )
234 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the late years of the life of Ferdinand Lassalle, the Alvan of the novel
Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith( Book )
155 editions published between 1885 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhoda Fleming; a story by George Meredith( Book )
199 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The amazing marriage by George Meredith( Book )
170 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith volume 1 by George Meredith( )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith volume 3 by George Meredith( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vittoria by George Meredith( Book )
141 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith volume 2 by George Meredith( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories: The tale of Chloe-The house on the beach-Farina-The case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith( Book )
159 editions published between 1891 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
George Meredith
Meredith, C. 1828-1909
Meredith, Georg
Meredith, George
Meredith, Jerzy.
Meredits, Džordžs 1828-1909
Мередит, Джордж 1828-1970
メレディス
メレディス, ジョージ
Languages
English (3,558)
German (70)
French (61)
Japanese (12)
Italian (9)
Finnish (4)
Catalan (3)
Romanian (2)
Croatian (1)
Amharic (1)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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