'Goldsmith and the art of indirect biography'

Graham Gargett

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    Abstract

    An analysis of the way details of Goldsmith's life may, or may not, be discovered from his literary works, both of fiction and non fiction. In particular, I show how many previously unmentioned details may be gleaned from his History of the Earth and Animated Nature (1774).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife Writing: Essays on autobiography, biography and literature
    EditorsRichard Bradford
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages56-69
    ISBN (Print)978-0-230-20252-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Oliver Goldsmith
    • autobiography
    • biography
    • History of the Earth and Animated Nature

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