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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
The Vicar of Wakefield follows the life of a wealthy vicar and his family who lie an idyllic life in their country parish thanks to the vicar's clever investments. The evening that his son is to marry an heiress, the vicar discovers that his merchant investor has lost all his money in bankruptcy. Written by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith in the... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
Oliver Goldsmith's comedy She Stoops to Conquer was first performed in London in 1773. It is both a good-humored comedy and a satire on social manners. A country gentleman, Mr. Hardcastle, plans to have his daughter Kate marry to Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy aristocrat. Marlow is nervous amongst women of his own class but feels easy amongst... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
A fascinating novel which presents a vivid picture of village life. It is narrated by Dr. Charles Primrose who is the Vicar of Wakefield. Several misfortunes befall him and his family. All these trials and tribulations teach the reader great wisdom. Thoughtful and captivating a true classic! more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 3.00
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... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50
Charming satire of the sentimental comedies of the day has entertained audiences since 1773. A young lady poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits, hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the play concludes happily. Notes. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99
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 contains, in the figure of the vicar himself, one of the most harmlessly simply and unsophisticated yet also ironically complex narrators ever to appear in English fiction. - ;'He loved... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.38
When Dr Primrose loses his fortune in a disastrous investment, his idyllic life in the country is shattered and he is forced to move with his wife and six children to an impoverished living on the estate of Squire Thornhill. Taking to the road in pursuit of his daughter, who has been seduced by the rakish Squire, the beleaguered Primrose becomes embroiled... more...