Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by George Meredith. The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative by George Meredith. No cover available. Download. The Egoist, in full The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative, comic novel by George Meredith, published in three volumes in The novel is one of Meredith’s most. Complete summary of George Meredith’s The Egoist. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Egoist.

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This made for a VERY slow read. Acknowledgements Introduction George Meredith: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Lists with This Book. Meredith was a popular as Dickens in his day, but has egosit sadly out of favor. I am sure Gilbert would have liked the idea of a father encouraging his daughter to wed a fellow with a good wine cellar. However, after the extremely dense and tiresome meredity chapter which I recommend skipping–even the author suggests this!

Both are comedies, full of Meredithian wit and brilliant dialogue and notable for women characters who prove their…. To ask other readers questions about The Egoistplease sign up.

He was very nice, he was a holiday character. May 21, John Fuller rated it it was amazing. Did I like my broccoli then mdredith suddenly lose a taste for it now?

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Return to Book Page. Jul 01, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: RLS was obsessed with the themes, the characters, and the poetry of the prose that are on such elaborate display in The Egoist.


Her observations were always unsparingly accurate, laced with deadly satire. His eglist is less highly praised today than it was when this novel first came out, but, bottom line, he was more of a modern eoist than a Victorian one. Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. View all 3 comments.

I guess some things never change Please try again later. Frailey rated it it was amazing. About as good as a book can be without being recommendable to anybody. Nov 14, Christian Schwoerke rated it liked it. It seemed like his treatment of the men was a thhe less sympathetic.

Jan 25, Pages. Virginia Woolf said of The Egoist: Rating this book is quite a challenge.

The Egoist is the extreme expression of his recurrent theme: Of course, being who I am, a completist down to my bones, I had to read it. Learn more about ebooks here. Willoughby can’t make up his mind who will best set off his home and himself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Sir Merdith is eventually sorted out but, even though he pledges to change some of his unattractive ways, there is some doubt he can. Want to Read saving…. Hopefully this interest in the classics is not just a sign of middle age! Virginia Woolf said of The Egoist: Clara cannot just walk away any more than the other dependents can. Stay in Touch Sign up.


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This is a fascinating literary curiosity: In The Egoisthis comic masterpiece, George Meredith takes the traditional marriage plot of English domestic fiction and turns it on its head. Aug 05, Emma rated it it was amazing. It is not a real human connection at all, and men do it just as much as women, the difference is that they have egost power materially in the real world, and the ultimate expression of this mirror worship mereeith them is to own its object.

As she gets to know his quirks of personality and experiences his intolerance to perceived disloyalty, she starts to realize who she will become once she has been indoctrinated into this self-love dictatorship over the coming decades. The most cynical and world-weary cannot overcome their native assumption that people generally tell the truth, and that lies come with visible signs of discomfort.

George Meredith Edited by: His dialogue I found to be superb, especially whenever Mrs.

The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative by George Meredith

Sep 11, Ci rated it liked it. That is Victorian speak for hubba hubba. Please try again later.