Author Goldsmith, Oliver Birthdate b. 1728, d. 1774 Filename goldsmith-1766 Manuscript n/a Date of composition 1766 Genre FICTION Edition The vicar of Wakefield: a tale. Supposed to be written by himself. In two volumes. London. ESTC number T146802 Gale number CW114055426 yes Sample 2,84.1-2,138.18 (Vol. 2, Chapters 7-10 and part of Chapter 11) Remarks Birthdate of author sometimes given as ?1730.