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The Citizen of the World - Oliver Goldsmith

The Citizen of the World

Paperback Published: 17th March 2004
ISBN: 9781410105257
Number Of Pages: 604

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Oriental letters being a literary fad of the day, it was inevitable that Oliver Goldsmith should indulge his whim of "leaving scarcely any kind of writing untouched; " hence his series of Letters from Lien Chi Altangi, the Chinese philosopher in London. These Chinese letters are in the strictest sense by a wide-experienced Citizen of the World. They photograph many a quaint character whose types are as familiar to us as his originals were to Goldsmith. The living portrait gallery will fit generations yet to come. Not characters only but movements, political and social, great problems in government, art, education, and taste are mirrored and discussed with a breadth and charm not found elsewhere. Goldsmith's many-sidedness is displayed in these Letters, which are occasionally elaborated in other of his writings. This is a reprint of the Third Edition originally published in 1774.

ISBN: 9781410105257
ISBN-10: 1410105253
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 604
Published: 17th March 2004
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 3