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Title:The Ordeal of Richard Feverel [Everyman's Library No. 916]
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$13.70)
Category:Fiction
Item ID:B009-4577
Quantity:1
Publisher:J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, London, 1941
Edition:Reprint
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Good
J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1941, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Reprint

patterned end-papers; introduction & contents to front; 4-pages at rear on Everyman Library by Ernest Rhys (editor of the series); The Ordeal of Richard Feverel was written by Meredith in 1859, when he was thirty-one years old. Following the Oriental fantasy, The Shaving of Shagpat, and the gothic grotesque Fariina, a Legend of Cologne, it was thus his third essay in prose-fiction. But it was also his first 'novel' in the Meredithian sense of the word. It marked the beginning of that rich maturity of a personality which found its fullest expression in The Egoist. Richard Feverel thus appears in Everyman's Library because it represents Meredith, the mature artist, at his most approachable period, recognizable at once, yet still not too idiosyncratic. Many readers, and many critics, think this is his finest book. Others believe that what he calls 'the comedic spirit' is not yet sufficiently released in this first serious attempt at a criticism of civilization. But whatever the controversy on this matter may ultimately decide, one fact remains: Richard Feverel is the most popular and the most immediately appealing of his novels. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. xii + 493 + 4. some faint dark marks to spine. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. light edge-wear & some spotting (to front) of D/J. . Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. red cloth, blind-stamped publisher's device to front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Novels; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4577.
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