Oliver Goldsmith: Poems

Oliver Goldsmith: Poems

Oliver Goldsmith, W. B. Hutchings

Language: English

Pages: 168

ISBN: 2:00263744

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Oliver Goldsmith’s career belongs to the new era of literary professionalism which was born in the late seventeenth century and grew up in the course of the following century. He wrote essays, book reviews, translations, plays, prose fiction and poetry. He wrote for many magazines, and set up his own. And he knew most of the major figures in the literary, dramatic and publishing worlds of the second half of the eighteenth century. His best work is rooted in the times in which he lived but also has an appeal to later generations. This is particularly true of his most famous poem, The Deserted Village, which combines a nostalgic vision of a mythical past with a hard-headed perception of social realities.













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