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Meredith, George 1828-1909

Works: 1,819 works in 8,013 publications in 8 languages and 108,943 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  History  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Performer, Honoree, Other, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: PR5006, 823.8
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Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith( Book )

360 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,905 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 [Victorian feminist] 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, [which he treats sympathetically]. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
The egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticism by George Meredith( Book )

105 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the text of George Meredith's classic satirical novel, along with critical essays by Robert Mayo and Virginia Woolf, among others; textual notes; and background essays by the author
An essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spirit by George Meredith( Book )

144 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,831 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
The adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith( Book )

166 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in English and held by 1,404 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 )

205 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,374 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
Rhoda Fleming; a story by George Meredith( Book )

234 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith( Book )

162 editions published between 1885 and 2006 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauchamp's career by George Meredith( Book )

166 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,148 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
One of our conquerors by George Meredith( Book )

165 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria by George Meredith( Book )

132 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

136 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The egoist : a comedy in narrative by George Meredith( Book )

128 editions published between 1888 and 1935 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

58 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The war between the sexes and the generations, myths of Eden and Utopia, and the psychology of sexual jealousy and repression are explored by Meredith in this novel. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) concerns Sir Austin Feverel's misconceived attempts to educate his son Richard according to a system of his own devising. Embodied in Sir Austin's anonymously published The Pilgrim's Scrip are his theories of sexual restraint which find little favour with Richard."--Jacket
Modern love and poems of the English roadside, with poems and ballads by George Meredith( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 317 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
A reading of life, with other poems by George Meredith( Book )

22 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by George Meredith : volume 1 by George Meredith( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Meredith, his life and work by Jack Lindsay( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry and philosophy of George Meredith by George Macaulay Trevelyan( Book )

3 editions published between 1906 and 1913 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1906, this study of Meredith's work was endorsed by its subject, a personal acquaintance of the author. A 1912 review in the New York Times reports that the little book has taken its place as the best existing criticism of what is after all the most important aspect of George Meredith. Trevelyan defines Meredith as a Poet," Singer of Strange Songs," Philosopher and Moralist," and Critic of Society."
Meredith now: some critical essays by Ian Fletcher( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic spirit in George Meredith : an interpretation by Joseph Warren Beach( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticism
Alternative Names
George Meredith

George Meredith angol költő és regényíró

George Meredith britisk poet og skribent

George Meredith Brits schrijver

George Meredith brittisk poet och författare

George Meredith englischer Schriftsteller und Lyriker

George Meredith Poète et romancier britannique

George Meredith scrittore inglese

Meredith, C. 1828-1909

Meredith George

Meredith, Jerzy.

Meredits, Džordžs 1828-1909

Джордж Мередит английский писатель

Джордж Мерэдзіт

Джордж Мэрэдыт

Мередит, Джордж 1828-1970

ג'ורג' מרדית'

ג'ורג' מרדית' סופר בריטי

جرج مردیث نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

جورج ميريديث

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English (2,339)

German (20)

French (9)

Romanian (7)

Italian (4)

Dutch (2)

Czech (2)

Serbian (1)

The egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticismAn essay on comedy and the uses of the comic spiritEvan Harrington; a novelLord Ormont and his AmintaThe ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of a father and sonGeorge Meredith; some early appreciationsGeorge Meredith : the critical heritage