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 honored 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.
George Meredith wrote "Tragic Comedians" during the year 1880 after appearance of Meine Beziehungen zu Ferdinand Lassalle, the autobiography of the woman who was a novel heroine - Helene von Racowitza. The novel-pamphlet is devoted to the story of the fatal love affair between the German social democrat leader and the young aristocrat. "Tragic Comedians" is one of the earliest novels, which contains numerous dramatic facts of the German labor movement, that will easily help you to immerse to the unique German culture!