Oliver Goldsmith Summary

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Biographies (9)

16,371 words, approx. 55 pages
Biography EssayDuring his short but remarkable literary career of only fifteen years, Oliver Goldsmith wrote individual essays, a pseudoletter essay series, biographies, poems, a novel, and plays&mdas... Read more
842 words, approx. 3 pages
The Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, and essayist Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) wrote, translated, or compiled more than 40 volumes. The works for which he is remembered are marked by good sense, moder... Read more
416 words, approx. 2 pages
The Canadian poet Oliver Goldsmith (1794-1861) is remembered primarily for "The Rising Village," the first book of verse to be written by a native Canadian, published in London.Oliver Goldsmith, a gra... Read more
9,024 words, approx. 31 pages
Like his older friend and fellow club member Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith distinguished himself in a broad variety of literary forms, writing essays, biographies, histories, poems, plays, and a no... Read more
9,428 words, approx. 32 pages
Oliver Goldsmith, a writer who (as Dr. Johnson said) left no genre untouched, and touched none that he did not adorn, gave us two of the most characteristic poems, the best-loved novel, the most delig... Read more
730 words, approx. 3 pages
Oliver Goldsmith has a historical place in Canadian letters as the first published native-born poet. His poem The Rising Village (1825) is the first extended treatment in verse of the difficulties enc... Read more
15,822 words, approx. 53 pages
During his short but remarkable literary career of only fifteen years, Oliver Goldsmith wrote individual essays, a pseudoletter essay series, biographies, poems, a novel, and plays--every literary gen... Read more
5,976 words, approx. 20 pages
"Nullum fere scribendi genus non tetigit, nullum quod tetigit non ornavit." ("There was scarcely any kind of writing that he did not touch, none that he touched that he did not adorn.") Samuel Johnson... Read more
9,633 words, approx. 33 pages
Since its first night on 15 March 1773, Oliver Goldsmith's second play, the comedy She Stoops to Conquer, has appeared in over three hundred different editions and has been produced in the London West... Read more