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 also 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.
The final novel, “The Amazing Marriage”, repeats the theme of Lord Ormont—that a wife is free to leave a husband who does not recognize her as an equal. This novel could be one of the excellent examples of the critical realism in the last century, with subtle irony and psychological reflexions about the English society. It is a book which will serve you as a guide to the charming English culture and, ultimately, it is a great story to read!