Excerpt from George Meredith: A Study of His Works and Personality Nine years have passed since George Meredith was united again to Earth, the subject and the inspirer of so many of his finest pages, and it seems worth while to essay a considered judgment of his contribution to literature. The present writer has walked all round his subject and taken a Meredithian elevation from different points of view. He must w leave it to others to decide whether his judgments are correct. To live in and with Meredith, to read and reread the eighteen or so volumes of four to five hundred pages that he has left us, is an ordeal as well as an experience, a discipline as well as a delight. It may result in the student's being swept into the Meredithian orbit to revolve as an obedient satellite around a more powerful luminary. One may be ever miscarrying with abortive epigram. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.