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- Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99
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 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... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 1982; US$ 10.00
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity. 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... 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; Not Available
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...
- Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99
Wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around lower-class females. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be common,... more...
- Start Classics 2013; US$ 1.99
There are an hundred faults in this Thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity. The hero of this piece unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of... more...