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Evan Harrington

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 492 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published April 21st 1983)
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Bettie☯
"Our first novelist" Meredith as caricatured by Max Beerbohm in Vanity Fair, September 1896

Description: Evan Harrington is one of the most amusing of Victorian novels, a brilliant comedy of manners. Evan is the son of a tailor, and the novel deals with the problems arising from the social prejudice and class distinctions which obstruct his upward progress. His father, nicknamed 'the great Mel', 'the Marquis, had a style and presence which had enabled him to mix with the bucks and grandees of the
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Wanda
Oct 14, 2015 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wanda by: 19th Century Literature Group at Yahoo
18 OCT 2015 - reading with the 19th Century Literature Group at Yahoo. These folks read fantastic books (and deeply enrich my reading experience).

I downloaded the complete all-in-one edition from iBooks.

Evan Harrington may also be found here for free: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4434

23 OCT 2015 - I am saddened to say that I just cannot continue with this book. While I am reading Evan Harrington, I enjoy the story tremendously. However, I set it aside for a night and do not want to pick Ev
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Laura
Oct 14, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Dagny, Karen
Free download available at Project Gutenberg.
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George Meredith was an English novelist and poet during the Victorian era. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry shortly after marrying Mary Ellen Nicolls, a widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, in 1849. He was twenty-one years old; she was thirty.

He collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, into Poems, which wa
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