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by Oliver Goldsmith

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Author:
Oliver Goldsmith
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978-8182520202
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8182520207
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Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768.

Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765).

Published in 1766 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £60 on Oliver Goldsmith's behalf by Dr Johnson to enable Goldsmith to pay off outstanding rent and to release himself from his landlady's arrest

Published in 1766 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £60 on Oliver Goldsmith's behalf by Dr Johnson to enable Goldsmith to pay off outstanding rent and to release himself from his landlady's arrest. It is the story of the family of Dr Primrose, a benevolent vicar, and follows them through their fall from fortune and their ultimate rise again.

The Vicar of Wakefield – subtitled A Tale, Supposed to be written by Himself – is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774). It was written from 1761 to 1762 and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians.

Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield is one of those books you told yourself in college to read but never quite got around to it. It is Goldsmith's only novel and includes several of his poems

Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield is one of those books you told yourself in college to read but never quite got around to it. It is Goldsmith's only novel and includes several of his poems. The book might be termed "The Book of Job as written by Jane Austen," in that it tells of the toils and troubles that beset an English vicar and his family, while at the same time being concerned with the love affairs of young people. The family Wakefield consists of the vicar, his wife and six children, two older boys, two girls of marriageable age and two small boys.

The Vicar of Wakefield book. Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteenth-century fiction.

The Vicar of Wakefield. The Poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, . and professor of ancient history in the royal academy of arts; with a biographical memoir and notes on the poems. Bolton Corney, Oliver Goldsmith. The deserted village. Longman's English Classics. The Vicar of Wakefield. George Rice Carpenter, Mary A. Jordan, Oliver Goldsmith. The good-natured man.

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Novel by Oliver Goldsmith, published in two volumes in 1766. Best known for She Stoops to Conquer, The Vicar of Wakefield is his only novel and is generally considered his finest work. The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and . I The description of the family of Wakefield in which a kindred likeness prevails as well of minds as of persons.

Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteenth-century fiction. It depicts the fall and rise of the Primrose family, presided over by the benevolent vicar, the narrator of a fairy-tale plot of impersonation and deception, the abduction of a beautiful heroine and the machinations of an aristocratic villain. By turns comic and sentimental, the novel's popularity owes much to its recognizable depiction of domestic life and loving family relationships.

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  • It's a relatively short, moralistic novel, touting the Protestant virtues of denial. Written in the first person, the Vicar and his family go through various trials & tribulations. He and his wife disagree over how strict in their denial they need be, and the children go merrily on their way...all leading to the Vicar's being rather ineffectual, in spite of certainty that he is always right.

    A book we used to be assigned in high school (back in the day) and I found it a somewhat dreary read then, and still do.

    Still, it's nice to be able to reread some classics - for free! This particular edition has been digitally formatted by volunteers. Unlike some, the formatting is very good.

    Recommended for all who would like to have a Liberal Arts background.

  • Fun read! Got the name of this book from reading 'The Bronte Plot', and thought I would give it a try. Loved it, though it did drag a little with all the hardships the family had to endure and people dying and then coming back, is this the show 'Dallas'?

  • This is fairly light hearted. It goes as you would expect although there was a twist at the end that surprised me. A pleasant happy ever after story.

  • A bit like a soap opera; unbelievable coincidences, but entertaining. A fast read and, as noted, a world classic. I am glad to have read it and added it to my literary experience. The book offers a look at life in the time of the author. The author is definitely a moralist and addresses issues that are currently relevant.

  • This is one of those books that get mentioned in high school English (or did anyway), but which no one ever reads anymore, probably because it is so dated. Basically, this is a sort of morality tale. The protagonist and his family go through a series of calamities, each worse than the preceding one, and then in the last little bit, it all comes out well in the end.

    Parts of the book reminded me of <cite>Pride and Prejudice</cite>. The protagonist was a bit like Mr. Bennet, well meaning, moralistic and somewhat ineffectual. His wife was a silly woman who spent her time scheming up ways to marry off her daughters.

    There were a number of moral digressions, which seemed to me rather apropos to our current situation. Which is to say, scoundrels and corruption have ever been with us and have ever shared a pretty common strain.

    Anyway, it was an enjoyable read, although not at the top of my list of favorites.

  • The story is a great classic! It was a book read by Jane Austin. But, this version of the needs formatting help. It was hard to read due to the text style and format.

  • The story of a devout man and his family who through a series of betrayals are reduced to poverty and prison, the Vicar remains true to his beliefs and is rewarded in the end.

  • A really fun read from the 18th century. I enjoyed this so much, that I tried to find a movie or miniseries to prolong the pleasure!