The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of a Father and Son

The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of a Father and Son

by George Meredith
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780140434835
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.89(d)

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