The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative by George Meredith

The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative

byGeorge Meredith

Kobo ebook | September 17, 2019

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The Egoist is a tragicomical novel by George Meredith published in 1879.

The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara's attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. Thus, The Egoist dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women's bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds.

Title:The Egoist: A Comedy in NarrativeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 17, 2019Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:883418579X

ISBN - 13:9788834185797

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The Egoist is a tragicomical novel by George Meredith published in 1879.The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara's attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. Thus, The Egoist dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women's bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds.