George Meredith is an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era, whose novels are noted for their wit, brilliant dialogue, and aphoristic quality of language. Before his death, Meredith was honoured from many quarters: he succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors and was appointed to the Order of Merit by King Edward VII. Meredith’s novels reflect his psychological studies of character and a highly subjective view of life that, far ahead of his time, regarded women as truly the equals of men. His best known works are The Ordeal of Richard Feverel and The Egoist.
“Diana of the Crossways” is one of George Meredith's most popular and critically acclaimed novels. The book narrates story of an intelligent and forceful woman and her life with unloved husband. Diana becomes embroiled in a political and social scandal. The problems that main heroine faces are considered to be a bright example of woman's life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is a story of a brave woman's heart, which won't leave indifferent its reader!