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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 1,814 works in 7,528 publications in 9 languages and 98,038 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Political fiction  Drama  Love stories 
Roles: Performer, Editor, Honoree, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Former owner
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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The egoist a comedy in narrative by George Meredith ( Book )
319 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,946 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
The ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith ( Book )
369 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For its time, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) had a sexual frankness about adultery, illegitimacy, and seduction that had a disastrous effect on Meredith's reputation as a novelist for many years. Meredith defied Victorian convention and expectations in his three-part story of Richard Feverel's childhood, adolescence, and manhood. Abandoned by his mother, who leaves to be with her lover, Richard's father must raise the boy himself and does so according to his own strict "System," based on Science and Reason. Richard eventually rebels and marries a woman whose social class his father disapproves of. Final reconciliation comes at a high price for both father and son
On the idea of comedy and of the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith ( Book )
114 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,248 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 )
308 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,134 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 )
156 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,215 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 )
200 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,870 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 poems of George Meredith by George Meredith ( Book )
131 editions published between 1851 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evan Harrington; a novel by George Meredith ( Book )
206 editions published between 1860 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The son of a tailor must run the shop after his father's death to pay his debts
The adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith ( Book )
178 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,698 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 ( )
31 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith ( Book )
80 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
One of our conquerors by George Meredith ( Book )
173 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment by George Meredith ( Book )
178 editions published between 1856 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic comedians; a study in a well-known story by George Meredith ( Book )
202 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith ( Book )
154 editions published between 1885 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhoda Fleming; a story by George Meredith ( Book )
193 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Amazing marriage by George Meredith ( Book )
165 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith volume 1 by George Meredith ( )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith volume 2 by George Meredith ( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith volume 3 by George Meredith ( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
George Meredith
Meredith, C. 1828-1909
Meredith, Georg
Meredith, George
Meredith, George 1828-1909
Meredith, Jerzy.
Meredits, Džordžs 1828-1909
メレディス
メレディス, ジョージ
Languages
English (3,286)
German (35)
French (7)
Croatian (1)
Japanese (1)
Amharic (1)
Romanian (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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