1887-1896 The Novels of George Meredith
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Comprising of 'The Amazing Marriage' (1896), 'Vittoria' (1892), 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel' (1891), 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel' was the earliest full-length novel by George Meredith and it follow the inability of systems of education to control human passions.
Prior owner’s inscription to the verso of front endpaper, Katherine Leeds. Katherine was the Duchess of Leeds, married to the 10th Duke of Leeds.
Early editions of the works.
In a Bickers and Son binding, with their binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper.
Meredith read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer.
He collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, into Poems, published to some acclaim in 1851. In 1856 he posed as the model for The Death of Chatterton, a hugely popular painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter Henry Wallis. Meredith supplemented his often uncertain writer's income with a job as a publisher's reader. His advice to Chapman and Hall made him influential in the world of letters. His friends in the literary world included, at different times, William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Leslie Stephen, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Gissing and J. M. Barrie.
In uniform half morocco bindings, with paper covered boards. Externally, very smart with light fading to the spines, as is common with leather of this colour. Light rubbing to the spines. Prior owner's inscription to the verso of front endpaper.
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