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    DescriptionWhen 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 in a series of misadventures - encountering his long-lost son in a traveling theater company and even spending time in a debtor's prison. Yet Primrose, though hampered by his unworldliness and pride, is sustained by his unwavering religious faith. In "The Vicar of Wakefield", Goldsmith gently mocks many of the literary conventions of his day - from pastoral and romance to the picaresque - infusing his story of a hapless clergyman with warm humor and amiable social satire.


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    Title
    The Vicar of Wakefield
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Goldsmith, Edited by Stephen Coote, Introduction by Stephen Coote
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140431599
    ISBN 10: 0140431594
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
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    DC19: 823.6
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
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    LC classification: PR3490 .A1 1982
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    LC classification: PR3490.A1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    bibliography
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    23 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774) was born in Ireland. Having studied at Trinity College, Dublin, he studied medicine at Edinburgh and Leyden after being rejected by the Church of Ireland. Settling in London, he was writing professionally by 1757 and became a friend of Johnson. Best known for She Stoops to Conquer, The Vicar of Wakefield is his only novel and is generally considered his finest work. Stephen Coote was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of critical studies of Chaucer, T.S. Eliot and English literature of the Middle Ages, as well as biographies of Byron and William Morris.