Letters of George Meredith, Vol. 1 of 2

Collected and Edited by His Son; 1844 1881 (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Meredith



Category: Literary Collections

Page: 346

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Excerpt from Letters of George Meredith, Vol. 1 of 2: Collected and Edited by His Son; 1844 1881 The Letters of George Meredith here brought: together have been printed first and foremost for his friends, and this fact must explain whatsoever may appear illogical, super uous, and maybe obscure in this book. The collection is not meant to form a narrative of his life, nor indeed does it profess to be complete. Many of his intimate friends, and a large number of his letters to them, do not for various reasons appear at all here. Very few letters, for instance, of the many written to Cotter Morison are available, the majority having been most unfortunately destroyed. Those written to Lionel Robinson, to Stephen Hamilton, and to Maurice Fitzgerald, if any indeed exist, are inaccessible, and few letters to Arthur Cecil Blunt and many others can be found. To the friends of his later years his letters were always rare: thus none appear to Lord Haldane, though a frequent visitor to Flint Cottage, and hardly any exist to John Deverell, a friend of long standing and one of his executors, or to Colonel and Mrs. Lewin. 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 technology 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."