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THE EGOIST.
- A comedy in narrative. In three volumes. I: Pp. iv(the last mispaginated v)+ 338 (last blank)+[2](adverts.); II: Pp. iv+320+32(publisher's catalogue, dated 8.79); III: iv+354; greenish/ochre cloth, ruled in black, spines lettered in gilt, slightly rubbed and flecked, boards a trifle marked, corners worn, the spines slightly discoloured, and chipped & frayed at extremities; uncut, a few leaves carelessly opened, with resultant small chips, splits, and occasional tears; hinges starting Volume I and cracked Volume II, a little light foxing and occasional soiling, signs of bookplate or label removed from upper pastedown Volume II; Kegan Paul, 1879. First edition. Sadleir 1692; Harris 968; not in Wolff. *George Meredith (1828-1909) trained as a solicitor before turning to writing. His unhappy marriage to Mary Ellen Nicolls, widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, presumably fuelled his interest in the relationship between the sexes, which was a recurring theme in his fiction. "The Egoist" is a study of refined selfishness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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