The Vicar of Wakefield

by Oliver Goldsmith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by SudoKris of Lathones, Scotland United Kingdom on 10/20/2006
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by SudoKris from Lathones, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, October 20, 2006
Registered for the Classics ring thing...

Dear all,
Thank you so much for taking part in my classics-ring-thing – I hope you'll like the books I've chosen, and that there aren't too many that you've read already…

List of participants!

- please journal the book when you get it
- have fun reading it°
- when you've finished, please PM the next person on the list. If they ask to be skipped (for whatever
reason), PM the next person after them.
- please, and I know this is going to sound weird, keep the book for at least four weeks before you send
it on to give slower readers the chance to catch up without having the next three instalments to worry
about. Don't worry if you need longer – some of the classics can be quite difficult to get into… And
surface mail is absolutely fine!
- make a journal entry when you're sending it on.

Journal Entry 2 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, October 23, 2006
Arrived today, thanks SudoKris!

Journal Entry 3 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, November 04, 2006
I don't think I'd mind even if I turn out to have read all of the books in this ring! It will have been ages ago anyway, and probably for school, or university, and this is a nice opportunity to re-read them. But I can't imagine I will have read them all.
I enjoyed the Vicar of Wakefield, poor old long-suffering Dr Primrose and the scrapes he and his family get into! Every time you think they can take no more, more misfortune seems to be just around the corner. I won't say much more for fear of revealing the details of the story, but thanks for this one, SudoKris. I wonder what will be next!
I'll hang on to this one until the four weeks are up and then it can go off on its travels again.

Journal Entry 4 by wingFifnawing from Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Posted to classicfox today!

Journal Entry 5 by classicfox on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Arrived safely today. Looks like one I can sink my teeth into. Thanks, SudoKris and thanks for sending, Fifna--and many thanks for the beautiful postcard!
PS: You said just enough to really pique my interest!

Journal Entry 6 by classicfox on Sunday, December 17, 2006
Well it just kills me to say this, but this is another one I just couldn't finish--I am so sorry; I know that especially when it comes to classics, I am hard to please, so I'm going to give it one more try (maybe 3rd times's the charm, lol). I think there's only three coming, right? Keeping my fingers crossed on #3...
I'll be sending this to iamagirldork in about 10 days to stick to the month schedule.
ETA: Obviously the "classic" part of my name has nothing to do with the love of the classics!

Journal Entry 7 by classicfox at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 29, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (12/29/2006 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



Sent in mail today to iamagirldork.

Journal Entry 8 by iamagirldork from Mesa, Arizona USA on Thursday, January 04, 2007
Safe and sound with me. Sounds interesting from the back cover!

Journal Entry 9 by iamagirldork from Mesa, Arizona USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful quick read about a man (family) over coming adversities in life, yet continuing to hold on to and cherish what is important in life. Dr. Primrose never becomes jaded after all that is thrown at him. Just when you think he can take no more, more is piled onto him. In the end, of course, all is well. While I wouldn't call the book exciting itself, there are exciting elements...kidnappings, death, cheating, and more. I enjoyed it so much because Dr. Primrose is truly a stand up guy and one we can all learn lessons from.

I will send this to elizardbreath after I have finished The Monk. Thanks Sudokris!

Journal Entry 10 by iamagirldork from Mesa, Arizona USA on Thursday, March 29, 2007
Mailed to elizardbreath!

Journal Entry 11 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Friday, April 06, 2007
I received this today. I know that I will have this for AT LEAST the 4 weeks...we are moving this week and I won't get to it until I get a little bit settled. Don't worry though...I'm not hoarding it! :)

Journal Entry 12 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Things are getting a little crazy around here. I"m going to send this off to aine-eireann.

Journal Entry 13 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
aine-eireann asked to be skipped and booberst was unresponsive for several attempts so I'm sending this off to leseschaf with the other selection I have.

Journal Entry 14 by wingLeseschafwing from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Together with "The Monk" arrived this book surprisingly. It had to wait for a while (or will travel on without reading?!)

Journal Entry 15 by wingLeseschafwing from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I had to confess I couldn't make up my mind about this book. I neither like nor dislike it and I still wonder if it was worth reading.
Dr. Primrose is a strange creature: sometimes naiv or simply-hearted (don't know which expresses my meaning best), that I want to shake him, or he is kind of dignified in a very arrogant manner (no, that's perhaps not the right description, but nearly and I'm lacking the right words even in German) so I did not wonder what happened to him. It's amazing or even refreshing that he founds happyness anyhow.
I don't think this to be moral literature (what I really mean is "Erbauungsliteratur" but how to translate this????) and I can't put it in a genre for myself. Strange literature is a category I would choose ;-)
Sorry, but it's not easy to find the right words for this book.
I already asked for the next address and the book is waiting.


Travelling to lesezeichen

Journal Entry 17 by lesezeichen from Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Got it thanks! And sorry for my delay in journaling its reception!

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