George Meredith (1828 - 1909) was a famous English novelist and poet whose career developed in conjunction with an era of great chance in English literature during the second half of the nineteenth century. The biggest recognition obtained due to his works referred to Victorian literary conventions, later to demonstrations of modern social problems. By his followers he was considered as the earliest English psychological novelists. The Adventures of Harry Richmond is a romance by George Meredith with both picaresque features and melodramatic. Also may be noticed autobiographical sections which don't make romance boring for a reader. The plot of the story tells about a young man torn between the conservative, commonsense rearing of his landowning grandfather and the romantic, fantastical schemes of his dashing, but penniless father. The book reads like a serious comedy of manners with its final struggle of duty and imagination, love and shame culminating in intense poetic tragedy.