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Title: Selected Poems of George Meredith
Description: London, Archibald Constable & Co. 1897, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (1828 - 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. His writer friends William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Cotter Morison,[5] Leslie Stephen, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Gissing and J. M. Barrie. His contemporary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle paid him homage in the short-story The Boscombe Valley Mystery, when Sherlock Holmes says to Dr. Watson during the discussion of the case, "And now let us talk about George Meredith, if you please, and we shall leave all minor matters until to-morrow." Oscar Wilde, in his dialogue The Decay of Lying, implies that Meredith, along with Balzac, is his favourite novelist, saying "Ah, Meredith! Who can define him? His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning". CONDITION Brown buckram with gilt spine title, 245 pages plus publishers list, untrimmed pages. Copy is very bright and crisp with lightly toned eps, bottom crns canted. Very Good/No Jacket.


Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Ariel Books
- Book number: 14757

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