The Citizen of the World; or, Letters From a Chinese Philosopher Residing in London, to his Friends in the East. Oliver Goldsmith.
The Citizen of the World; or, Letters From a Chinese Philosopher Residing in London, to his Friends in the East
The Citizen of the World; or, Letters From a Chinese Philosopher Residing in London, to his Friends in the East

The Citizen of the World; or, Letters From a Chinese Philosopher Residing in London, to his Friends in the East

London: Taylor, Hessey; George and Cowie, 1819. Hardcover. 2 Vols smooth re-back into original boards, The Citizen of The World, or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East, Goldsmith, Oliver. Published by Chiswick Press of C. Whittingham, College House, London, Edinburgh, 1819. Two Volumes. Originally issued in 1762 under title "Citizen of the world; or, Letters from a Chinese philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East." Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes". In 1760 Goldsmith began to publish a series of letters in the Public Ledger under the title The Citizen of the World. Purportedly written by a Chinese traveler in England named Lien Chi. Goldsmith used this fictional outsider's perspective to comment ironically on British society and manners. Good. Item #112

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