Citizen Of The World, The

Citizen Of The World, The

by Oliver Goldsmith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1410204278

ISBN-13: 9781410204271

Pub. Date: 12/31/2002

Publisher: University Press of the Pacific

Oriental letters being a literary fad of the day, it was inevitable that Oliver Goldsmith should indulge his whim of "leaving scarcely any kind of writing untouched;" hence his series of Letters from Lien Chi Altangi, the Chinese philosopher in London.
These Chinese letters are in the strictest sense by a wide-experienced Citizen of the World. They photograph many

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Oriental letters being a literary fad of the day, it was inevitable that Oliver Goldsmith should indulge his whim of "leaving scarcely any kind of writing untouched;" hence his series of Letters from Lien Chi Altangi, the Chinese philosopher in London.
These Chinese letters are in the strictest sense by a wide-experienced Citizen of the World. They photograph many a quaint character whose types are as familiar to us as his originals were to Goldsmith. The living portrait gallery will fit generations yet to come. Not characters only but movements, political and social, great problems in government, art, education, and taste are mirrored and discussed with a breadth and charm not found elsewhere. Goldsmith's many-sidedness is displayed in these Letters, which are occasionally elaborated in other of his writings.
This is a reprint of the Third Edition originally published in 1774.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410204271
Publisher:
University Press of the Pacific
Publication date:
12/31/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
0.34(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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