The poems of George Meredith – 2 vol. set Highly Recommended! Humongous Fantastic Book! Over 800 easy to read poetic pages! In short, a really good read. Meredith deserves his reputation– both for his skill and for the effort needed to enjoy the work. George Meredith was born in 1828, the son of a Portsmouth tailor. He was educated in local schools and later at the Moravian School at Neuwied near Coblenz. In 1844 he was articled to a solicitor but turned instead to writing and we thank him for it.Enjoy this great work today you’ll be glad you did!