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Egoist, The

By Meredith, George

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Book Id: WPLBN0002951524
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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Egoist, The  
Author: Meredith, George
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Egoist, The
Historic
Publication Date:
1879
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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The Egoist is a tragicomical novel by George Meredith published in 1879. The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara's attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. Thus, The Egoist dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women's bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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