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Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information. You submitted the following rating and review. He certainly isn't the easiest author to read because of his very rich, complex long sentences, but I find him easier than late Henry James, and with more poetic imagery.
It seems to be the case with most of his novels that the opening chapters are harder going than the later ones. It is well worth sticking to it, even if you don't follow everything he says, because the rewards are great. I found that reading aloud helped me understand some of the more ornate sentences. The characters are wonderful. I had the additional pleasure of the version I was reading being a Constable and Co hardback copy printed years ago in on beautifully thin paper. Next stop for me is likely to be Meredith's One of Our Conquerors. Feb 02, Emma rated it liked it. A schoolboy and a girl meet and fall in love: they share a hero-worship of the retired general, Lord Ormont.
Years later, when they meet again, one has become Lord Ormont's wife, and the other his secretary. The Ormonts' marriage is not a happy one; and the rest of the book consists of a leisurely will-she won't she. Will Aminta be won back by her husband, or run off with her first love? Meredith is perceptive and generous towards all sides, carefully showing how the marriage is unhappy because o A schoolboy and a girl meet and fall in love: they share a hero-worship of the retired general, Lord Ormont. Meredith is perceptive and generous towards all sides, carefully showing how the marriage is unhappy because of Ormont's fixed ideas about women and Aminta's youthful preconceptions rather than ill-will on either side.
The book lacks a strong plot-line - deliberately, I think: Meredith eschews melodrama. For instance, he introduces the conventional plot device of a package of incriminating letters, which hint at some explosive discovery to come, only to defuse them when the time arrives. This seems appropriate in a book that advocates plain-dealing and honesty in marriage. One of the book's major themes is education, which includes learning about oneself and how to behave; and Meredith is particularly sympathetic both to the constraints felt by women of the time and to those unhappy in marriage.
Divorce then still carried considerable stigma.
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However, he also has a highly idiosyncratic prose style. The first chapter has not a word of dialogue - everything is reported and analysed; and this analysis continues throughout, sometimes in markedly obscure and oblique fashion. A typical sentence reads: "An immolation of the naturally constituted individual arrests the general expansion to which we step, decivilises more, and is more impious to the God in man, than temporary revelries of a licence that Nature soon checks.
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