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Oliver Goldsmith (1731 – 1774)

Nationality: British
Born: Irish
Periods: British: 18th Century

Poet, playwright and novelist

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The Vicar of Wakefield

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Oliver Goldsmith
This lengthy historical analysis of the author’s life and works includes sections titled “Goldsmith�s early life and the uncertainties surrounding it”, “Medical and literary efforts in London: the parting of the ways, “The Vicar of Wakefield: the History of the Book”, “She Stoops to Conquer”, and “Goldsmith�s personality and literary genius.”
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Henry Austin Dobson
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume X: English, The Age of Johnson

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Oliver Goldsmith
Describes the life and times of Oliver Goldsmith; includes a page on 18th century English rural and urban life and of Goldsmith’s socio-poetic milieu.
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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013