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The Resource Brothers of the quill : Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street, Norma Clarke

Brothers of the quill : Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street, Norma Clarke

Label
Brothers of the quill : Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street
Title
Brothers of the quill
Title remainder
Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street
Statement of responsibility
Norma Clarke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brothers of the Quill takes a familiar eighteenth-century theme - Grub Street, the trials and tribulations of professional writers in the early days of commercial literature - and brings a new perspective to it. It follows the early career of Oliver Goldsmith, who in 1756 arrived destitute in London - an Irish 'vagabond' -and within a few years rose out of Grub Street anonymity to become a celebrated author. It investigates Goldsmith's literary themes and choices, his friendships and reputation in the context of the parallel careers of some of his associates. Brothers of the Quill looks beyond the famous 'Club' of Johnson, Reynolds, and Burke, and beyond the condescending anecdotes that fixed Goldsmith as "an anomalous creature" in polite eighteenth-century English culture, to find more complex ways of understanding his achievement. It takes seriously his Irishness and his sophistication. It delves deeply into key eighteenth-century issues that figure in Goldsmith's writings because they troubled his life: colonial power, patronage, libertinism, prostitution, gambling, debt and imprisonment, slavery and indenture, enclosure and absenteeism. Goldsmith became one of the best-loved writers in English literature, especially for The Vicar of Wakefield, She Stoops to Conquer, and The Deserted Village (a novel, a play, a poem), but he is no longer much read and his stature has never been properly acknowledged. Goldsmith transmuted dark realities into fable, fun, and nostalgia. His ability to tell stories and elaborate myths brought fame and fine living. Brothers of the Quill argues that it is time to look again at Oliver Goldsmith."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Norma
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3493
LC item number
.C57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Authors, Irish
  • Hack writers
  • London (England)
  • Goldsmith, Oliver
  • Authors, Irish
  • Friendship
  • Hack writers
  • Intellectual life
  • England
Label
Brothers of the quill : Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street, Norma Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Grub Street -- An Irishman in London -- "Borderers upon Parnassus" -- The philosophic vagabond -- Covent Garden -- Authors by profession -- Writing for the press -- Beau Tibbs -- The real story of John Carteret Pilkington -- Part two: Man of letters -- Debauchery -- The vicar of Wakefield -- James Grainger and the sugar-cane -- Robert Nugent and son -- The good natured man
Control code
922697770
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780674736573
Lccn
2015036853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922697770
Label
Brothers of the quill : Oliver Goldsmith in Grub street, Norma Clarke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Grub Street -- An Irishman in London -- "Borderers upon Parnassus" -- The philosophic vagabond -- Covent Garden -- Authors by profession -- Writing for the press -- Beau Tibbs -- The real story of John Carteret Pilkington -- Part two: Man of letters -- Debauchery -- The vicar of Wakefield -- James Grainger and the sugar-cane -- Robert Nugent and son -- The good natured man
Control code
922697770
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 399 pages
Isbn
9780674736573
Lccn
2015036853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922697770

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