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George Meredith

British novelist and poet of the Victorian era

1828   -   1909

movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom
language of expression: English
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, prosaist
award received: Order of Merit

George Meredith (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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The Ordeal of Richard Feverel

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

1859

Beauchamp's Career

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

1875

Diana of the Crossways

novel by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

Modern Love

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

The Adventures of Harry Richmond

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

1870

The Egoist

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

The House on the Beach

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

The Shaving of Shagpat

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

1856

The Tale of Chloe

book by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

Evan Harrington

novel by George Meredith

author: George Meredith

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