Oliver Goldsmith A Biography

By: Washington Irving
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography" by Washington Irving offers a comprehensive portrayal of the esteemed Irish author, Oliver Goldsmith, within the literary context of Georgian England. Serving as both a biography and a work of literary criticism, Irving's meticulous exploration delves into Goldsmith's multifaceted contributions to literature as a poet, playwright, novelist, and essayist. Set against the backdrop of Enlightenment and Romanticism, Goldsmith's life unfolds within the vibrant literary circles of London, where he carved a niche for himself as a prominent literary figure. Irving's biography sheds light on Goldsmith's Irish roots and his enduring impact on English literature, capturing the essence of his creative genius and literary legacy. Through detailed research and insightful analysis, Irving unveils the complexities of Goldsmith's character, illuminating the trials and triumphs that shaped his literary career. From his acclaimed works such as "The Vicar of Wakefield" to his influential essays and poetry, Goldsmith's literary journey comes alive in Irving's biography, offering readers a compelling portrait of an iconic figure in English literature.

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Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat who lived from April 3, 1783, to November 28, 1859. Rip Van Winkle (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which are found in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, are two of his best-known short stories. His historical writings include biographies of George Washington, Muhammad, and Oliver Goldsmith in addition to various histories of Spain in the fifteenth century that cover topics like the Alhambra, Christopher Columbus, and the Moors. In the 1840s, Irving represented America as ambassador to Spain. Irving made his literary debut in 1802 with a collection of observant letters to the Morning Chronicle, penned under the alias Jonathan Oldstyle. Irving was born and raised in Manhattan to a family of merchants. He temporarily relocated to England in 1815 for the family business, and it was there that he shot to popularity with the 1819–1820 serial publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. He continued to publish often throughout his life, and eight months before his passing in Tarrytown, New York, at age 76, he finished a five-volume biography of George Washington.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 246pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363056147
  • ISBN-13: 9789363056145
  • Item Weight: 319.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.7mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography