The vicar of Wakefield
    (2013)

    Fiction

    eBook

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PUBLISHED
[United States]: Read Books Ltd., 2013
Made available through hoopla
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1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781473383999 (electronic bk.), 1473383994 (electronic bk.)
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

The Vicar of Wakefield, subtitled, 'A Tale Supposed to be written by Himself' - is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774). It was one of the most popular and widely read eighteenth century novels, displaying the author's belief in the innate goodness of human beings. 'The Vicar of Wakefield' can also be read however, as a satire on the sentimental novel and its values, as the vicar's values are apparently not compatible with the real 'sinful' world. Whichever interpretation the reader takes, it is a story to be appreciated by both young and old alike - loved and cited by writers as talented and diverse as Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bront︠ and Goethe

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