The Vicar of Wakefield
Penguin, 28 d’oct. 1982 - 224 pàgines
"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.
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - gcthomas - LibraryThing
An 18th-century comic/sentimental novel about a prosperous vicar and his family who finds themselves in reduced circumstances. The book starts off slowly, establishing the situation, characters, and ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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Goldsmith's only novel. Novel writing was in an early stage and the dialogue is totally unrealistic, but no matter. The characters are mouthpieces for various viewpoints that Goldsmith had. The ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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