Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
Hello and Happy Monday!
I have spent a lovely day working in the garden and reading. I also did a little bit of teaching which was good.
My chosen book today is one I should have no excuse to read. My husband has also never read this book but he owns many copies. Every time we go to a second hand bookshop my husband looks for The Vicar of Wakefield and if there is an old copy that is particularly nice he buys it. Hence, we have a lot of copies in the house.
Oliver Goldsmith’s hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteenth-century fiction. It depicts the fall and rise of the Primrose family, presided over by the benevolent vicar, the narrator of a fairy-tale plot of impersonation and deception, the abduction of a beautiful heroine and the machinations of an aristocratic villain. By turns comic and sentimental, the novel’s popularity owes much to its recognisable depiction of domestic life and loving family relationships.
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