Who is George Meredith

George Meredith (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. At first his focus was poetry, influenced by John Keats among others, but he gradually established a reputation as a novelist. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) briefly scandalized Victorian literary circles. Of his later novels, the most enduring is The Egoist (1879), though in his lifetime his greatest success was Diana of the Crossways (1885). His novels were innovative in their attention to characters' psychology, and also took a close interest in social change. His style, in both poetry and prose, was noted for its syntactic complexity; Oscar Wilde likened it to "chaos illumined by brilliant flashes of lightning". He was an encourager of other novelists, as well as an influenc...
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George Meredith Poems

  • Aneurin's Harp
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    Prince of Bards was old Aneurin;
    He the grand Gododin sang; ...
  • Solon
    I

    The Tyrant passed, and friendlier was his eye
    On the great man of Athens, whom for foe ...
  • Men And Man
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    Men the Angels eyed;
    And here they were wild waves, ...
  • The Hueless Love
    Unto that love must we through fire attain,
    Which those two held as breath of common air;
    The hands of whom were given in bond elsewhere;
    Whom Honour was untroubled to restrain. ...
  • A Roar Through The Tall Twin Elm-trees
    A roar thro' the tall twin elm-trees
    The mustering storm betrayed:
    The South-wind seized the willow
    That over the water swayed. ...
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Villanelle Of His Lady's Treasures
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I took her dainty eyes, as well
As silken tendrils of her hair:
And so I made a Villanelle!

I took her voice, a silver bell,
As clear as song, as soft as prayer;
I took her dainty eyes as well.

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