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Considered one of English literatures first and greatest satirists, Jonathan Swift possessed a timeless genius for pointing out the foibles of human nature that still has the power to provoke, amuse, and, at times, even outrage

our modern sensibilities. This representative collection of Swifts major writings includes the complete Gullivers Travels as well as A Tale of a Tub, “The Battle of the Books,” “A Modest Proposal,” “An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity,” “The Bickerstaff Papers,” and many more of his brilliantly satirical works. Here too are selections from Swifts poetry and portions of his Journal to Stella. Swifts savage ridicule, corrosive wit, and sparkling humor are fully displayed in this comprehensive collection.

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The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.

About the Author

Jonathan Swift was born in 1667, the son of Anglo-Irish parents. After an education in Ireland, Swift moved to England where he reluctantly chose a career in the church. There, he worked for Sir William Temple, in whose household he met Esther Johnson. The two fell in love, but were never publicly married. While in England, Swift discovered his talents as a satirist, producing texts such as "A Tale Of A Tub" and "The Battle of the Books" (1704). At age thirty-one, Swift returned to Ireland as chaplain to a lord justice. Swift maintained his energy and wit and, later in life, wrote "A Modest Proposal" (1729) and GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1726). Swift died on October 19, 1745.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212327
Author:
Swift, Jonathan
Author:
Starkman, Miriam Mkoshh
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Voyages, imaginary
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
no. 295
Publication Date:
19840931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
7.00x4.26x1.08 in. .66 lbs.

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