Oliver Goldsmith

(1728? - 1774)
Oliver Goldsmith (1728?-1774)

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Oliver Goldsmith (1728?-1774)

Works in ECPA

Source editions

  • A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767. [8],320p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T124631; DMI 1073; OTA K099398.000)
  • A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004)


ODNB 10924; DMI 1629


  • Smith, Margaret M. Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 2 Gay-Philips. 63-70. Print. 4 volumes.


  • Friedman, Arthur, ed. Collected Works of Oliver Goldsmith. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. Print.
  • Lonsdale, Roger, ed. The Poems of Gray, Collins and Goldsmith. London and Harlow: Longmans, 1969. Print.


  • Ginger, John. The Notable Man: The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith. London: Hamilton, 1977. Print.


  • Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 147-150. Print.
  • Radcliffe, David H., ed. Oliver Goldsmith (1730 ca.-1774). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/AuthorRecord.php?recordid=33128.


  • Lonsdale, Roger. 'A Garden and a Grave': The Poetry of Oliver Goldsmith. Martz, Louis L. and Aubrey L. Williams, eds., The Author in his Work: Essays on a Problem in Criticism. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1978. 3-30. Print.

Studies of individual works

  • Mahony, Robert. Lyrical Antithesis: The Moral Style of The Deserted Village. Ariel 8 (1977): 33-47. Print.
  • Newey, Vincent. Goldsmith's 'Pensive Plain': Re-viewing The Deserted Village. Woodman, Thomas, ed., Early Romantics: Perspectives in British Poetry from Pope to Wordsworth. Houndmills: Macmillan, 1998. 93-116. Print.
  • Storm, Leo. Literary Convention in Goldsmith's Deserted Village. Huntington Library Quarterly 33 (1969-70): 243-56. Print.