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The Vicar of Wakefield

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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  • Hardcover
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New York: Heritage Press, 1939. Book is well tight and square. Unmarked. Title on spine a bit faded. Slipcase has minor wear. . Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Slipcase. Illus. by John Austen. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

"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 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 travelling theatre 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 humour and amiable social satire. In his introduction, Stephen Coote discusses Goldsmith’s eventful life, the literary devices used in the novel, and its central themes of Christianity, justice and the family. This edition also includes a bibliography and notes.

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Bookseller
Timothy Norlen Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
012355
Title
The Vicar of Wakefield
Author
Goldsmith, Oliver
Illustrator
John Austen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Slipcase
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Heritage Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1939
Bookseller catalogs
Classic Authors;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Timothy Norlen Bookseller

I am a internet based bookstore that specializes in Modern First Editions, film sources, Mystery and Detective fiction and Western Americana. I have approximately 10,000 books, primarily first editions with about 1300 of them signed by the author. I try and stock only books that are sound, clean and attractive.

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