The Egoist (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Egoist (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by George Meredith
     
 

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Meredith was purported to have said, “he is all of us” of the main character in his most enduring novel, The Egoist, published in 1879. 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

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Meredith was purported to have said, “he is all of us” of the main character in his most enduring novel, The Egoist, published in 1879. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411464346
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
714,846
File size:
629 KB

Meet the Author


George Meredith (1828 –1909) was a English novelist and poet. His early novel The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) met with critical disapproval, but he had success with The Egoist (1879), a novel which combined comedy and psychology for the purposes of witty social criticism. The subjection of women, was a recurrent theme in his work and central in his most successful novel, Diana of the Crossways (1885). Meredith’s fifty-sonnet sequence about a loveless marriage, Modern Love (1862) was acclaimed for its candor about married life and for its extension of the sonnet form—each sonnet containing sixteen lines. 

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