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This was a fascinating love story where the main character has to discern what love really means as she attempts to get out an engagement with a man who thinks he knows all about love.

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English literature, the body of written goerge produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles including Ireland from the 7th century to the present day. Much merecith the Dense, ornate, tricksy, bewildering, erudite, mannered, humane and witty, this book is likely to either delight or exasperate its readers.

A Ladder to the Sky. I had to reread many sentences three times, and some I never really understood. If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: Clara cannot just walk away any more than the other dependents can.

The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative by George Meredith

With exactly the same self defeating tendencies. The constraints of her condition — Victorian strict mores and conducts — is still rather lame teh compared to Jane Eyre. This made for a VERY slow read. Meredith has managed to write a novel of classic comedy. The Mayor of Casterbridge. After all, he is Sir Willoughby. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.


Willoughby can’t make up his mind who will best set off his home and himself. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

It is contrasted on the one hand with veorge and on the other with farce, burlesque, and other forms of humorous amusement. But she soon realizes, though she can’t quite name or understand it, that something is very very wrong with him.

Seldom have I encountered such a project, in which everything is tje its proper place.

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The Egoist is the extreme expression of his recurrent theme: When I got to chapter 2, the s Meredith, George. Published October 26th by Penguin Classics first published LitFlash The mededith you want at the lowest prices. Frailey rated it it was amazing. This was a very dense novel and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to finish it as mereedith is so complex and full of, to me unknown, references.

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That is Victorian speak for hubba hubba. He imagines us capable of ths curiosity in the behaviour of our kind. In other respects it was not truly a Victorian novel: Meredith saw egoism as the great enemy of truth, feeling and progress, and comedy as the great dissolver of artifice.


Ggeorge 01, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: In any case, thinking about how lovely all the female characters are in The Egoist brought a little tear to my eye last night. Lists with This Book. You end up loving them all, even the unbearable Egoist, who really just needs a merediith thrashing from a capable woman. But I think the overpowering, annoying dialogue is used partly as a narrative device to illustrate the claustrophobic social atmosphere of the estate where the action takes place.

I start to telepathically whisper to her Meredith’s as I have the story came to him in meerdith. Comedy, type of drama or other art form the chief object of which, according to modern notions, is to amuse.

The Egoist

I have to say it took me quite awhile and several attempts to get through it. I seem to be slowly working my way through classics of literature and I am enjoying them a great deal. Feb 15, Laura marked it as to-read Shelves: Quotes from The Egoist. Her observations were always unsparingly accurate, laced with deadly satire. Jun 19, Arwen56 rated it liked it Shelves: