This first modern scholarly edition of the letters of Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) sets the author of The Vicar of Wakefield, The Deserted Village, and She Stoops to Conquer in a rich context, showing how Goldsmith's Irish identity was marked and complicated by cosmopolitan ambition. He was at the very heart of Grub Street culture and the Georgian theatre, and was a founding member of Dr Johnson's Literary Club; his circle included Edmund Burke, Joshua Reynolds, David Garrick, George Colman and Hester Piozzi. Containing a detailed and extensive introduction and notes, this edition is essential to those wishing to know more about Goldsmith the man and the writer, and provides a rich and suggestive nexus for understanding the cultural cross-currents of the literary Enlightenment in eighteenth-century London.
The eighteenth century author Oliver Goldsmith produced a diverse body of works, featuring a famous novel, plays, poetry, essays, histories and many other non-fiction works. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete fictional works of Oliver Goldsmith, with almost the complete non-fiction, as well as numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Goldsmith's life and works* Concise introductions to the novel, plays and other texts* ALL the plays, with individual contents tables* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry* Goldsmith's rare children's tale THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOES* Includes Goldsmith's essays * Many rare non-fiction works appearing in digital print for the first time* Features four biographies - discover Goldsmith's literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelTHE VICAR OF WAKEFIELDThe PlaysTHE GOOD-NATUR'D MANSHE STOOPS TO CONQUERThe Children's TaleTHE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOESThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe Non-FictionAN ENQUIRY INTO THE PRESENT STATE OF POLITE LEARNING IN EUROPETHE CITIZEN OF THE WORLDTHE LIFE OF RICHARD NASH OF BATHTHE MYSTERY REVEALEDTHE MARTIAL REVIEWAN HISTORY OF ENGLAND, IN A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM A NOBLEMAN TO HIS SONTHE HISTORY OF ROMETHE LIFE OF HENRY LORD VISCOUNT BOLINGBROKETHE LIFE OF THOMAS PARNELL, D.D. ARCHDEACON OF CLOGHERTHE HISTORY OF ENGLAND: FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE IIDR. GOLDSMITH'S ROMAN HISTORY ABRIDGED BY HIMSELF FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLSAN HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND ANIMATED NATURETHE GRECIAN HISTORYAN ABRIDGMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLANDDR. GOLDSMITH'S HISTORY OF GREECE, ABRIDGED, FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLSA SURVEY OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHYThe EssaysTHE BEE: BEING ESSAYS ON THE MOST INTERESTING SUBJECTSMISCELLANEOUS ESSAYSESSAYS BY MR. GOLDSMITH: COLLECTA REVIRESCUNTThe BiographiesOLIVER GOLDSMITH: A BIOGRAPHY by Washington IrvingOLIVER GOLDSMITH by Henry Francis CaryOLIVER GOLDSMITH by E. S. LANG BucklandINTRODUCTION TO OLIVER GOLDSMITH by Austin DobsonPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Comedy in five acts by Oliver Goldsmith, produced and published in 1773. This comic masterpiece mocked the simple morality of sentimental comedies. Subtitled The Mistakes of a Night, the play is a lighthearted farce that derives its charm from the misunde
Originally published in 1906 as part of the Pitt Press Series, and intended for use in schools, this book contains the text of two of Oliver Goldsmith's longer poems, 'The Traveller' and 'The Deserted Village', which was dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Murison includes a brief biography of Goldsmith, as well as chronological tables of his life and works and detailed notes on the poem. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Goldsmith or in eighteenth-century literature.
First published in 1766 and a perennial favourite since then, The Vicar of Wakefield is built around the naive but loveable figure of Dr Primrose. He and his family live in rural bliss until disaster threatens to destroy their happiness: abduction, impoverishment and betrayal combine to lay them low, but a surprising figure brings hope when all seems lost.
Oliver Goldsmith was born in Ireland either in Pallas, County Longford or Smith Hill House in County Roscommon. Whilst it is now believed he was born on November 10th, 1730 other accounts date it between 1727 to 1731. At age 2 the family moved to the parsonage at Lissoy, between Athlone and Ballymahon his father having being appointed the rector of the parish of nearby Kilkenny West. By 1744 Goldsmith was enrolled at Trinity College, Dublin but fell rapidly behind in his studies on Theology and Law. He did however graduate with a Bachelor Of Arts in 1749. His time at Trinity appears to have given him a much finer education in fine clothes, cards, playing the flute and singing Irish airs. A short stint at Edinburgh and Leiden Universities resulting in him embarking on a walking tour of Europe through Flanders, France, Switzerland and northern Italy living on takings of his Flute busking. By 1756 he was resident in London, going through a series of jobs including an apothecary's assistant and an usher of a school. In 1760 he began to write a series of letters in the Public Ledger entitled The Citizen of the World. He wrote it from the perspective of a Chinese traveller to England, named Lien Chi, using this fictional outsider's to comment ironically and moralistically on British society and it's manners. He was always in debt mainly due to a gambling addiction. He embarked on writing on a large scale for many publishers in London, mostly for money rather to produce work of great quality. Indeed given his undoubted talent as a playright and poet he squandered a large part of his talent. Those great works though brought him a fame that endures to today but also, at that time, the admiration and the friendship of Samuel Johnson with whom he helped to found "e;The Club"e;. Perhaps Horace Walpole's assertion that he was an 'inspired idiot' was more the general feeling given his determinedly bohemian and unorganised life style. It is said he planned to emigrate to America but missed his ship. He died somewhat prematurely on April 4th, 1774 of kidney infection and is buried in Temple Church. There is a monument to him at Westminster Abbey with an epitaph written by Samuel Johnson.
Rich with wisdom and gentle irony, Oliver Goldsmith's only novel is a charming comedy that tells of an unworldly and generous vicar who lives contentedly with his large family until disaster strikes. When his idyllic life is brutally interrupted by bankruptcy and his daughter's abduction, he lands in prison. Yet these misfortunes fail to conquer the vicar's spirit or cause him to lose sight of Christian morality.A delightful lampoon of such literary conventions of the day as pastoral scenes, artificial romance, and the hero's stoic bravery, The Vicar of Wakefield has remained a classic since its first publication in 1766.
Originally published in 1921 as part of the Cambridge Plain Texts series, this volume contains the full version of The Good-Natur'd Man, a comedic play by Anglo-Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74). A short editorial introduction is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in eighteenth-century literature and the works of Goldsmith.
Irish author Oliver Goldsmith's famous 18th century novel was one of the most widely read of the Victorian era, earning it mentions in novels by authors such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley and Charles Dickens.
This charming comedy has delighted audiences for over two centuries. First performed in 1773, it concerns Kate Hardcastle, a young lady who poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. A number of delightful deceits and hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the mating strategies of both Kate Hardcastle and her friend Constance Neville conclude happily. Along the way, there is an abundance of merry mix-ups, racy dialogue and sly satire of the sentimental comedies of Goldsmith's day.The extraordinary humor and humanity with which Goldsmith invested this play have made it one of the most read, performed, and studied of all English comedies. It is now available in this inexpensive Dover edition, based on the text of the fourth edition, published in the year of the play's first staging.
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.
pubOne.info present you this new edition. 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 a family. He is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey, as simple in affluence, and majestic in adversity. In this age of opulence and refinement whom can such a character please? Such as are fond of high life, will turn with disdain from the simplicity of his country fire-side. Such as mistake ribaldry for humour, will find no wit in his harmless conversation; and such as have been taught to deride religion, will laugh at one whose chief stores of comfort are drawn from futurity.