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Oliver Goldsmith

Author, Socialite (10-Nov-1730 — 4-Apr-1774)


Clara M. Kirk. Oliver Goldsmith. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc.. 1967. 202pp.

Frank L. Lucas. The Search for Good Sense: Four Eighteenth-Century Characters: Johnson, Chesterfield, Boswell, Goldsmith. London: Cassell. 1958.

Leonard Wibberley. The Good-Natured Man: A Portrait of Oliver Goldsmith. New York: Morrow. 1979.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.603)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.104)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.161)

  9. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.226-28)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.410)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.207)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.255)

  13. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.364)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.216-18)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.20)

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