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History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith in Eight Volumes the Second Edition Volume 2 Of

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ISBN-10: 1140884549

ISBN-13: 9781140884545

Edition: N/A

Authors: Oliver Goldsmith

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List price: $34.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

As Samuel Johnson said in his famous epitaph on his Irish-born and educated friend, Goldsmith ornamented whatever he touched with his pen. A professional writer who died in his prime, Goldsmith wrote the best comedy of his day, She Stoops to Conquer (1773). Amongst a plethora of other fine works, he also wrote The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), which, despite major plot inconsistencies and the intrusion of poems, essays, tales, and lectures apparently foreign to its central concerns, remains one of the most engaging fictional works in English. One reason for its appeal is the character of the narrator, Dr. Primrose, who is at once a slightly absurd pedant, an impatient traditional father of…