The Egoist (Paperback)

By George Meredith 
Publisher: Signet Classics
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 0451501918
EAN: 9780451501912
Binding: Paperback
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Virginia Woolf said of The Egoist: 'Meredith pays us a supreme compliment to which as novel-readers we are little accustomed ...He imagines us capable of disinterested curiosity in the behaviour of our kind.' In this, the most dazzlingly intellectual of all his novels, Meredith tries to illuminate the pretensions of the most powerful class within the very citadel of security which its members have built. He develops to their logical extremity his ideas on egoism, on sentimentality and on the power of comedy. Meredith saw egoism as the great enemy of truth, feeling and progress, and comedy as the great dissolver of artifice. "The Egoist" is the extreme expression of his recurrent theme: the defeat of egoism by the power of comedy.
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Title: The Egoist
Publisher: Signet Classics
Author: George Meredith
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 0451501918
EAN: 9780451501912
Binding: Paperback


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