The Vicar of Wakefield

Version: Unabridged
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Narrator: Patrick Tull
Genres: Comedy, Classic
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: August 2004
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Oliver Goldsmith earned instant acclaim when he published The Vicar of Wakefield, a marvelous mixture of burlesque and satire. The simple village vicar, Mr. Primrose, is living with his wife and six children in complete tranquility until unexpected calamities force them to weather one hilarious adventure after another. Goldsmith plays out this classic comedy of manners with a light, ironic touch that is irresistibly charming.

Author Details

Author Details

Goldsmith, Oliver

Goldsmith was a playwright, novelist, and poet. He studied eratically at Dublin, tried law at London then medicine at Edinburgh, drifted to Leyden, and returned penniless in 1756. He practiced medicine in London, held several temporary posts, and took up writing and translating.