Deis, Elizabeth J. Books1997 0-7734-8779-4
This is a new edition of a collection of three stories by George Meredith (The Tale of Chloe; The House on the Beach; and The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper). An opening essay discusses the stories in their literary and historical context, with particular attention to themes and literary techniques that Meredith frequently used in his fiction. Following the stories themselves, the volume includes the full text of several 1895 reviews that reflect the range of social and literary views typical of the age, and give one a good basis on which to build a discussion of Victorian perspectives on gender and on fiction. The reviews come from such major publications as The Athenaeum, The Bookman, The Yellow Book, The Pall Mall Gazette, and The Times.