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 House on the Beach by George Meredith is a novella which first appeared in print in 1877. The storyline of the novella focuses on an unhappy young woman which is forced by conscience to become inappropriately engaged to a far older man, who threatens to reveal the secret. The secret is not ordinary but nothing more than a usual event in the life of any person. The father of this woman turned out to be a deserter. She wanted to keep this secret but living circumstances didn't allow her to solve this issue.