The Egoist

George MEREDITH (1828 - 1909)


The Egoist is a tragicomical novel by George Meredith published in 1879. The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed Clara Middleton. More importantly, the novel follows Clara's attempts to escape from her engagement to Sir Willoughby, who desires women to serve as a mirror for him and consequently cannot understand why she would not want to marry him. Thus, The Egoist dramatizes the difficulty contingent upon being a woman in Victorian society, when women's bodies and minds are trafficked between fathers and husbands to cement male bonds. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Family Life, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Prelude Martin Geeson
00:14:23
Play 01 01 - Chapter I Elizabeth Klett
00:07:50
Play 02 02 - Chapter II Elizabeth Klett
00:12:52
Play 03 03 - Chapter III Martin Geeson
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Play 04 04 - Chapter IV Martin Geeson
00:42:27
Play 05 05 - Chapter V Martin Geeson
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Play 06 06 - Chapter VI Martin Geeson
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Play 07 07 - Chapter VII Martin Geeson
00:35:27
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII Dawn
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Play 09 09 - Chapter IX Lars Rolander
00:29:18
Play 10 10 - Chapter X Lars Rolander
00:44:45
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI Lars Rolander
00:33:53
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII Martin Geeson
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Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII skoval
00:31:50
Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV Neeru Iyer
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Play 15 15 - Chapter XV Martin Geeson
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Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI Neeru Iyer
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Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII skoval
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Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII skoval
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Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX Martin Geeson
00:33:03
Play 20 20 - Chapter XX Martin Geeson
00:30:43
Play 21 21 - Chapter XXI Lars Rolander
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Play 22 22 - Chapter XXII Lars Rolander
00:33:08
Play 23 23 - Chapter XXIII Lars Rolander
00:35:55
Play 24 24 - Chapter XXIV Martin Geeson
00:36:12
Play 25 25 - Chapter XXV hefyd
00:35:56
Play 26 26 - Chapter XXVI hefyd
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Play 27 27 - Chapter XXVII hefyd
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Play 28 28 - Chapter XXVIII hefyd
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Play 29 29 - Chapter XXIX hefyd
00:47:14
Play 30 30 - Chapter XXX Sarah Prusoff
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Play 31 31 - Chapter XXXI Elizabeth Klett
00:25:22
Play 32 32 - Chapter XXXII Elizabeth Klett
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Play 33 33 - Chapter XXXIII Elizabeth Klett
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Play 34 34 - Chapter XXXIV Elizabeth Klett
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Play 35 35 - Chapter XXXV Elizabeth Klett
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Play 36 36 - Chapter XXXVI Elizabeth Klett
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Play 37 37 - Chapter XXXVII Elizabeth Klett
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Play 38 38 - Chapter XXXVIII Magdalena
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Play 39 39 - Chapter XXXIX Magdalena
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Play 40 40 - Chapter XL Magdalena
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Play 41 41 - Chapter XLI Linda Woods
00:39:10
Play 42 42 - Chapter XLII Linda Woods
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Play 43 43 - Chapter XLIII Linda Woods
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Play 44 44 - Chapter XLIV Martin Geeson
00:29:14
Play 45 45 - Chapter XLV Lars Rolander
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Play 46 46 - Chapter XLVI Lars Rolander
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Play 47 47 - Chapter XLVII Lars Rolander
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Play 48 48 - Chapter XLVIII Lars Rolander
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Play 49 49 - Chapter XLIX Lars Rolander
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Play 50 50 - Chapter L Neeru Iyer
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