By: William Black
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Goldsmith" by William Black is a captivating blend of Scottish literature and historical fiction, transporting readers to the vibrant world of 18th-century London during the Victorian era. This literary biography delves into the life of Oliver Goldsmith, a prominent figure in Irish literature, amidst the backdrop of poverty and social class struggles. Set against the backdrop of Enlightenment ideals, the novel explores themes of friendship and romance within literary circles, offering a nuanced portrayal of the literary criticism of the time. Through rich prose and vivid descriptions, Black paints a vivid picture of London's bustling streets and the struggles faced by Goldsmith and his contemporaries. The novel immerses readers in the intellectual and social milieu of the era, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs of literary figures. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the human condition, Black weaves a tale of resilience, friendship, and the enduring power of literature in shaping society. "Goldsmith" is a compelling journey through the heart of literary London, offering insight into the life and times of one of Ireland's most celebrated writers.

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William Black

William Black was a novelist born in Glasgow, Scotland. During his lifetime, Black's works were extremely popular and compared favorably to those of Anthony Trollope. However, his renown and popularity did not last long into the twentieth century. William was born to James Black and his second wife, Caroline Conning. He was educated as a landscape painter, which affected his literary career. As a writer, he was recognized for his rich, atmospheric depictions of landscapes and seascapes in works like White Wings: A Yachting Romance (1880). He moved to London at the age of 23, after gaining some journalism experience in Glasgow. He began working for the Morning Star, then the Daily News, where he rose to the position of assistant editor. He wrote a weekly serial for The Graphic. During the Austria-Prussian War, he worked as a war correspondent. Black's debut novel, James Merle, was published in 1864 and had little popularity. Black then denied it and allegedly purchased copies to destroy them.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 108pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363050270
  • ISBN-13: 9789363050273
  • Item Weight: 140.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.39mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical