First published in 1987, these essays deal with the three major novels of George Meredith. It explores in particular Meredith’s feminism and demonstrates how each novel embodies his very modern views of the relations between the sexes.
This book will be of interest to those studying 19th Century literature and feminism.
Introduction: Courtship and the English Novel; 1. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A Novel with a Hero 2. The Egoist and the New Woman 3. Diana of the Crossways: The Heroine of Reality; Bibliography
This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.