A Primer to the Novels was originally published in 1909. Merediths style and execution often render it rather a dificult matter for the general reader to make out what has happened or what is happening even when his manner is not round-about or riddling, it is frequently elusive, therefore, the object of this primer is to help readers of Meredith over the fence. A brief sketch of his general aims and method has been prefixed. This book tells the course of the story and the precise facts of the narrative underlying each novel. There is an analysis of each novel, adding a note or two upon the contents and construction. From this descriptive report the reader can pass on to enjoy the bright and bracing philosophy inside the story or to apply the principles of literary criticism. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.