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Easton Press "The Vicar of Wakefield" Oliver Goldsmith
Easton Press "The Vicar of Wakefield" Oliver Goldsmith


 
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A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Unread book with tight binding. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The gilded page edges are free of any marks, scratches, or blemishes.

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Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Dimensions: Very Fine


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A Luxurious Leather Bound Masterpiece for Your Very Fine Library


Limited Edition - Collector's Edition. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one.
Part of prestigious The Collector's Library of Famous Editions published by Easton Press. Beautifully illustrated and bound in full genuine leather. A rare collector's edition that is hard to find, especially in this very fine condition.

One of the most celebrated works of popular literature by a historical writer. A true classic for your home library or office. Includes extra unattached Ex-Libris bookplate for your own personalization. Includes original collector notes.

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Very Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Tight spine. Not even a single scratch to the gilded page edges. Unread book.


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 * Silk Moire Endleaves
 * Distinctive Cover Design
 * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
 * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
 * Gilded Page Edges
 * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
 * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
 * Beautiful Illustrations

The Vicar of Wakefield is a novel by the Irish author Oliver Goldsmith. It was written in 1761 and 1762, and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th century novels among 19th century Victorians, for instance mentioned in George Eliot's Middlemarch, Jane Austen's Emma, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Charlotte Brontė's The Professor and Villette, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther as well as his Dichtung und Wahrheit.

Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770) (written in memory of his brother), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). (He is also thought to have written the classic children's tale, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, giving the world that familiar phrase.)

Memorials

There is a school named after him in London called the Oliver Goldsmith Primary School.

In the play "Marx In Soho" by Howard Zinn, Marx makes a reference to The Deserted Village.

A statue of him stands at the Front Arch of Trinity College, Dublin.

His name has been given to a new lecture theater and student accommodation on the Trinity College campus, "Goldsmith Hall".

Somerset Maugham used the last line from An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog in his novel The Painted Veil (1925). The character Walter Fane's last words are The dog it was that died.

Auburn, Alabama and Auburn University were named for the first line in Goldsmith's poem: "Sweet Auburn, loveliest village on the plain." Auburn is still referred to as the 'loveliest village on the plains.'

There is a statue in Ballymahon County Longford.


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