The Vicar Of Wakefield by Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar Of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

The Vicar Of Wakefield

byOliver Goldsmith

Paperback | May 17, 2004

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Rich with wisdom and gentle irony, Goldsmith's only novel tells of an unworldly and generous vicar who lives contentedly with his large family until disaster strikes. But bankruptcy, his daughter's abduction, and the vicar's imprisonment fail to dampen his spirit. Considered the author's finest work, this book is a delightful lampoon of 18th-century literary conventions.
As Samuel Johnson said in his famous epitaph on his Irish-born and educated friend, Goldsmith ornamented whatever he touched with his pen. A professional writer who died in his prime, Goldsmith wrote the best comedy of his day, She Stoops to Conquer (1773). Amongst a plethora of other fine works, he also wrote The Vicar of Wakefield (1...
Title:The Vicar Of WakefieldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:May 17, 2004Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486434109

ISBN - 13:9780486434100

Appropriate for ages: 14

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