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Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for…. Meredith describes The Egoist on its titl This is a fascinating literary curiosity: Despite the seeming drawbacks, the book manages to be very enjoyable. You may find meredithh helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

Her opinions are interesting during the courtship phase, but once he slips the ring on her finger, he knows he can wear her down into the model wife he pictures in his mind. Sep 22, Sarah Magdalene rated it it was amazing.

The Egoist

Open Preview See a Problem? Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. But this isn’t at all a completely serious book. Willoughby is, of course, a pure discovery; a complete set of nerves, not heretofore examined, and yet running all over the human body–a suit of nerves. Meredith has a distinct, very mannered, dense, allusive style, which is kind of reminiscent of Oscar Wilde and Ivy Compton Burnett but is ultimately more obscure even than the latter.


Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Frailey rated it it was amazing. Meredith just goes farther in explaining the thought process of the women in question and justifying her feelings about the men around her.

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Novels LOA Forster further compares Meredith with Thomas Hardycomplimenting Hardy on his pastoral sensibilities and Meredith on his powerful plots, “[knowing] what [his] novel[s] could stand. The man she falls for instead English literature In English literature: The portrait of feminine ingenuity oppressed by a relentless male ego is very reminiscent of The Portrait of a Lady.

And even other men though significantly NOT rich ones. There is good reason why that suggestion was made.

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The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative by George Meredith

Unfortunately, although the women he chooses have all of those, most of them also have intelligence, too; enough to spot right off that whatever might come of any relationship with him would lead to naught. But putting all that aside this is a surprisingly modern story.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This page was last edited on 4 Septemberat You see what he comes to — and his wife! This made for a VERY slow read. In other respects it was not truly a Victorian novel: To ask other readers questions about The Egoistplease sign up. Sep 11, Ci rated it liked it.


It is not a real human connection at all, and men do it just as much as women, the difference is that they have the power materially in the real world, and the ultimate expression of this mirror worship to them is to own its object. This is mystifying to those who act as sycophants and even to those who are in his same social class as to why a man with his pedigree and money could be so careless as to lose his woman.

Oscar Wilde considered him one of his favorite writers. The man was utterly unconscious of giving vent to the grossest selfishness.

The Egoist by George Meredith

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The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature,…. Clara is even more hindered by her upbringing as a nice young Victorian lady, which has made her find it almost impossible to express strong, eglist negativity and reject Willoughby. View all 7 comments.