The Writings Of Jonathan Swift: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds, Criticism, by Jonathan SwiftThe Writings Of Jonathan Swift: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds, Criticism, by Jonathan Swift

The Writings Of Jonathan Swift: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds, Criticism,

byJonathan SwiftEditorRobert A. Greenberg

Paperback | May 1, 1973

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Included are Gulliver's Travels, A Tale of a Tub, The Battel of the Books, A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit, numerous essays and other prose pieces, and poems, among them several that are rarely reprinted. All of the texts are scrupulously edited and annotated. Backgrounds includes correspondence between Swift and members of his circle and observations by his contemporaries. Criticism offers evaluations by Norman O. Brown, Samuel Holt Monk, Allan Bloom, Nigel Dennis, Edward W. Rosenheim, Jr., A. E. Dyson, William Frost, C. J. Rawson, Kathleen Williams, Martin Price, Robert M. Adams, and Jay Arnold Levine. An Annotated Bibliography guides the reader to important works for further study.
Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving...
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Title:The Writings Of Jonathan Swift: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds, Criticism,Format:PaperbackDimensions:721 pages, 8.34 × 5.2 × 0.92 inPublished:May 1, 1973Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393094154

ISBN - 13:9780393094152

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