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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Overview
Works: 1,875 works in 7,491 publications in 7 languages and 97,171 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Political fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Drama 
Roles: Performer, Honoree, Editor, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Printer
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith ( Book )
436 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 5,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of adolescence and young love, written a century ago
The egoist a comedy in narrative by George Meredith ( Book )
297 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,772 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
Poems by George Meredith volume 3 by George Meredith ( )
24 editions published between 1898 and 1923 in English and held by 3,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith ( Book )
293 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,091 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
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith ( Book )
113 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,994 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 )
181 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,845 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 )
164 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and held by 1,664 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 )
185 editions published between 1860 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The son of a tailor must run the shop after his father's death to pay his debts
A reading of life and other poems by George Meredith ( )
30 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith ( Book )
149 editions published between 1885 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment by George Meredith ( Book )
171 editions published between 1856 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The egoist : a play by George Meredith ( Book )
137 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novel tells the "tragicomical" story of Sir Willoughby Pattene's single-minded pursuit of a marriageable woman. Sympathy, however, lies with Clara Middleton, one of Pattene's choices, and how this Victorian woman use her strength of will to break off an unwelcome engagement
Rhoda Fleming; a story by George Meredith ( Book )
184 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The amazing marriage by George Meredith ( Book )
147 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vittoria by George Meredith ( Book )
130 editions published between 1867 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the idea of comedy and of the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith ( )
7 editions published between 1877 and 1898 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of our conquerors by George Meredith ( Book )
154 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic comedians; a study in a well-known story by George Meredith ( Book )
167 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sandra Belloni, originally Emilia in England by George Meredith ( Book )
119 editions published between 1886 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by George Meredith ( Book )
101 editions published between 1851 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Meredith, C. 1828-1909
Meredith, Georg
Meredith, George
Meredith, Jerzy.
Meredits, Džordžs, 1828-1909
メレディス
メレディス, ジョージ
Languages
English (3,296)
German (32)
French (4)
Italian (2)
Amharic (1)
Spanish (1)
Russian (1)
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