The Vicar Of Wakefield

The Vicar Of Wakefield

by Oliver Goldsmith
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604247039
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/06/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Robert L. Mack has edited a number of volumes for Oxford World's Classics, including Burney's The Wanderer, and Oriental Tales. He is the author of Thomas Gray: A Life.

University of Chicago

University of Exeter

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