A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for George Meredith’s The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, published in 1859 and regarded as his best work.
As a philosophical novel, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel tells the story of an abusive father and his son who fell in love with a girl of a lower social class. Moreover, Meredith uses intellectualism, satire, and poetry to explore human motive and rationalization.
George Meredith (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times.