George Meredith

Standard Name: Meredith, George
Used Form: George Edward Meredith


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death Lucie Duff Gordon
Caroline Norton , one of LDG 's closest friends, wrote following her death: A great reader, a great thinker, very original in her conclusions, very eager in impressing her opinions, her mind was not like...
Dedications Hannah Lynch
HL 's first novel, Through Troubled Waters, (dedicated to George Meredithas a slight token of a very sincere admiration),
Lynch, Hannah. Through Troubled Waters. Ward, Lock, and Co., 1885, p. viii, 460 pp.
was published by Ward, Lock and Co. in London.
Murphy, James H. Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age. Oxford University Press, 2011.
233 and n71
Athenæum. J. Lection.
3004 (1885): 660
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Viola Meynell
After leaving school at sixteen, VM read widely on her own, especially English authors: George Eliot , Dickens , George Meredith , Arnold Bennett , John Galsworthy , and Thomas Hardy .
MacKenzie, Raymond N. A Critical Biography of English Novelist Viola Meynell, 1885-1956. Edwin Mellen, 2002.
61, 65
Education Diana Athill
DA was taught at home by governesses (seven successively before she was sent to school), who followed a correspondence course designed for home schooling which was known as Parents Educational National Union . A French...
Education Dora Russell
Her subjects included German and French, philosophy and literature, particularly such writers as Kant , Heine , Pascal , Racine , and Voltaire . Among English authors, she admired George Meredith (Modern Love))...
Education Anna Steele
AS does not seem to have had any formal education. If her upbringing was like that of her younger sister Katherine, she never attended school, and it is unclear whether she or her sisters had...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Webb
MW 's father and mentor was George Edward Meredith , head of a boys' preparatory school and a gentleman farmer.
Coles, Gladys Mary. The Flower of Light: A Biography of Mary Webb. Duckworth, 1978.
He painted and wrote poetry. Mary was devoted to him and loved going riding...
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
He was immensely influential. As editor of the Cornhill Magazine from 1871 to 1882, he published Henry James , Thomas Hardy , Matthew Arnold , Robert Browning , and George Meredith , among others.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 32 -56.
Fictionalization Alice Meynell
To many of her contemporaries (especially male contemporaries), AM symbolised the perfection of Woman and Mother. Many descriptions of her suggest Woolf 's Mrs Ramsay in To the Lighthouse. Coventry Patmore and Francis Thompson
Fictionalization Caroline Norton
CN was depicted as Berengaria Montford by Disraeli in Endymion (written in the 1830s but unpublished until 1880). George Meredith said he based the heroine of Diana of the Crossways, 1885, partly on her...
Fictionalization Lucie Duff Gordon
LDG was an inspiration to several of her literary peers. George Meredith probably had her in mind in drawing his character Lady Dunstane in Diana of the Crossways. (His Lady Dunstane is a close...
Friends, Associates Anna Steele
Through her youngest sister AS met many key figures of the day, including Irish Home-Rule leader Charles Stewart Parnell (Katherine O'Shea's long-term lover and eventual husband), and Justin McCarthy , novelist and Irish Home-Rule MP...
Friends, Associates Sarah Grand
In 1896 SG met George Meredith (who had rejected her manuscript of The Heavenly Twins some years earlier) and Alice Meynell in the Surrey Hills, at Burford Bridge Hotel,Box Hill, near Dorking.
Kersley, Gillian. Darling Madame: Sarah Grand and Devoted Friend. Virago Press, 1983.
Friends, Associates Emily Lawless
Lawless made a number of other friends, acquaintances, and admirers through her writing, including Margaret Oliphant , an early friend and critic, Rhoda Broughton , George Meredith , Aubrey de Vere , Mary Augusta Ward
Friends, Associates Emma Caroline Wood
Visitors to Rivenhall included Edwin Landseer , Anthony Trollope and George Meredith . Frequent visits of guests, coupled with the fact that the entire family was expected to participate actively in social life, gave the...


7 July 1849
George Meredith 's first published work, the poemChillianwallah, appeared in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal.
By 23 August 1851
George Meredith published Poems, his first collection.
By 14 April 1855
Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton published his first book of poetry, Clytemnestra, The Earl's Return, The Artist, and Other Poems, as Owen Meredith.
By December 1855
George Meredith published his first work of fiction, The Shaving of Shagpat: An Arabian Entertainment.
By 9 July 1859
George Meredith published his first major novel, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel.
By 31 May 1862
George Meredith published Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads.
By 30 April 1864
George Meredith published Emilia in England, a novel that he retitled Sandra Belloni in its second edition, February 1886.
By 14 October 1865
George Meredith published the three-volume novelRhoda Fleming.
George Meredith published his novelBeauchamp's Career, in three volumes.
William Swan Sonnenschein and J. Archibald Allen formed a partnership in the publishing firm of Swan Sonnenschein and Allen , at 15 Paternoster Square, London.
June 1879-January 1880
George Meredith 's novelThe Egoist was serialised in the Glasgow Weekly Herald.
By 28 July 1883
George Meredith published Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth.
By 14 March 1885
George Meredith published Diana of the Crossways, a novel based on the life of Caroline Norton .
Thomas Bird Mosher of Portland, Maine, began publishing The Bibelot. A Reprint of Poetry & Prose for Book Lovers, a monthly series later collected as an annual volume, of exquisitely produced editions in tiny press-runs.