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The Vicar of Wakefield (Dover Thrift Editions) e-book

Author:

Oliver Goldsmith

Language:

English

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Other

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Humanities

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1438 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Dover Publications (May 17, 2004)

Pages:

144

ISBN:

0486434109

The Vicar of Wakefield (Dover Thrift Editions) e-book

by Oliver Goldsmith


The vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith.

The vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith. 2. Children of clergy-Fiction. 3. Poor families-Fiction. 4. Abduction-Fiction. 5. Prisoners-Fiction.

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.

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Rich with wisdom and gentle irony, Oliver Goldsmith's only novel is a charming comedy that tells of an unworldly and generous vicar who lives contentedly with his large .

Rich with wisdom and gentle irony, Oliver Goldsmith's only novel is a charming comedy that tells of an unworldly and generous vicar who lives contentedly with his large family until disaster strikes. When his idyllic life is brutally interrupted by bankruptcy and his daughter's abduction, he lands in prison. Yet these misfortunes fail to conquer the vicar's spirit or cause him to lose sight of Christian morality.

Librivox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. 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

Librivox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. 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.

Author Oliver Goldsmith. Author Edward Bellamy. The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith. An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize. CHAPTER 1. The description of the family of Wakefield; in which a kindred likeness prevails as well of minds as of persons. I WAS ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.

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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.

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Rich with wisdom and gentle irony, Oliver Goldsmith's only novel is a charming comedy that tells of an unworldly and generous vicar who loves contentedly with his large family until disaster strikes. When his idyllic life is brutally interrupted by bankruptcy and his daughter's abduction, he lands in prison. Yet these misfortunes fail to dampen the vicar's spirit or cause him to lose sight of Christian morality.A delightful lampoon of such literary conventions of the day as pastoral scenes, artificial romance, and the hero's stoic bravery, The Vicar of Wakefield has remained a classic since it was first published in 1766.


JoJolar
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.
olgasmile
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'?
Androlhala
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.
Gavirus
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.
Juce
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.
Bragis
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.
Tekasa
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!

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