Saturday, August 22, 2009


GEORGE Meredith, an English novelist and poet, was born in Hampshire, England, Feb. 12, 1828. His first wrings were poems, published in 1851, followed in 1855 and 1857 by stories. The series of work for which he is best known began in 1859, with The Ordeal Of Richard Feverel. Other of his best known works are Rhoda Fleming, Sandra Belloni and Diana of the Crossways, by general consent the most charming of his novels. His later poetry is in three small volumes, Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth (1883), Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life (1887), and A Reading of Earth (1888). While not a popular writer Meredith ranks among the formost novelists of the day. See George Meredith, by Le Gallienne; Some Characteristics, by John Lane.