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The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith - Hardcover - Revised Edition - 1971 - from Bailgate Books Ltd (SKU: 08420031057)

The Vicar of Wakefield

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The Vicar of Wakefield

by Oliver Goldsmith

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The Folio Society, London, 1971. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Lithographs by Margaret Wetherbee. Dark red and white decorated covers, spine has faded to grey and white. Clean sound slip-case, fresh covers, tight binding, clean pages and end-papers. Contains colour frontis and colour plates (full page illustrations). Slip case as opposed to dust-jacket. Illustrator: Lithographs by Margaret Wetherbee. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 08420031057..

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
Bailgate Books Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
08420031057
Title
The Vicar of Wakefield
Author
Oliver Goldsmith
Illustrator
Lithographs by Margaret Wetherbee
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine Condition
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Revised Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Folio Society
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1971
Keywords
BZDB4 NOISBN NOISBN, fiction Fiction; Illustrated Fiction. The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Illustrated Fiction;

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