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1912 The Poetical Works of George Meredith : G M Trevelyan : Constable & Co

1912 The Poetical Works of George Meredith : G M Trevelyan : Constable & Co

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The Poetical Works of George Meredith

With some notes by G M Trevelyan

Published by Constable and Co, London, 1912. Hardback, blue cloth, 623 pages.

A very good clean copy throughout. The cloth binding is clean and gilt title to spine remains bright. Endpapers good. All contents present and pages clean throughout. Small neat name written to front endpaper. Overall a very good copy.

George Meredith OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. At first his focus was poetry, influenced by John Keats among others, but he gradually established a reputation as a novelist. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) briefly scandalized Victorian literary circles. Of his later novels, the most enduring is The Egoist (1879), though in his lifetime his greatest success was Diana of the Crossways (1885). His novels were innovative in their attention to characters' psychology, and also took a close interest in social change. His style, in both poetry and prose, was noted for its syntactic complexity; Oscar Wilde likened it to "chaos illumined by brilliant flashes of lightning". He was an encourager of other novelists, as well as an influence on them; among those to benefit were Robert Louis Stevenson and George Gissing. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times.
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