The Egoist

The Egoist

George Meredith

Language: English

Pages: 484

ISBN: 1934169722

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Egoist (1879) by George Meredith is a sophisticated, brilliantly written dissection of a self-absorbed young man of society and the very different women who fall within his sphere.

In this comedy with serious overtones, Sir Willoughby -- a highly eligible bachelor, and the Egoist in question -- courts, proposes and loses brides repeatedly, and then wonders at his own inexplicable predicament.

The answer might be encapsulated in the following epitaph:

"Through very love of self himself he slew."

A masterpiece of insight, wit, and style.

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