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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

By John Stubbs
  • ISBN Code: : 0393634159
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 752
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver’s Travels, by a “vivid, ardent, and engaging” (New York Times Book Review) author. One of Europe’s most important literary figures, Jonathan Swift was also an inspired humorist, a beloved companion, and a conscientious Anglican minister—as well as a hoaxer and a teller of tales. His anger against abuses of power would produce the most famous satires of the English language: Gulliver’s Travels as well as the Drapier Papers and the unparalleled Modest Proposal, in which he imagined the poor of Ireland farming their infants for the tables of wealthy colonists. John Stubbs’s biography captures the dirt and beauty of a world that Swift both scorned and sought to amend. It follows Swift through his many battles, for and against authority, and in his many contradictions, as a priest who sought to uphold the dogma of his church; as a man who was quite prepared to defy convention, not least in his unshakable attachment to an unmarried woman, his “Stella”; and as a writer whose vision showed that no single creed holds all the answers. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, in Jonathan Swift Stubbs has found the perfect subject for this masterfully told biography of a reluctant rebel—a voice of withering disenchantment unrivaled in English.

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A Modest Proposal and Other Stories

By Jonathan Swift,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9388760018
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: a-modest-proposal-and-other-stories.pdf

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Swift also wrote short works, the most famous of these is A Modest Proposal. This book also include 'The Battle of the Books', 'A Meditation upon a Broomstick', 'A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit', and 'An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in England'. 'A Modest Proposal' puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre.

Ladybird Classics: Gulliver's Travels

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0723279594
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 811
  • Pdf File: ladybird-classics.pdf

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This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout will bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

Polite Conversation in Three Dialogues

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: polite-conversation-in-three-dialogues.pdf

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"Polite Conversation in Three Dialogues" by Jonathan Swift. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Tale of a Tub - (1704)

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473360889
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-a-tub.pdf

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This vintage book contains Jonathan Swift's 1704 satire, "A Tale of a Tub". The first major work that he wrote, it is a prose parody about two brothers who are each representative of the chief aspects of western Christianity. It mainly deals with the ideas of religious enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. Published at a time when religion was an intrinsic aspect of politics, the work was widely condemned, with Queen Anne going as far as to call it "profane". Contents include: "The Introduction", "A Digression Concerning Critics", "A Tale of a Tub", "A Digression in the Modern Kind", "A Tale of a Tub", "A Digression in Praise of Digressions", "A Tale of a Tub", "A Digression Concerning the Original", "A Farther Digression", "A Tale of a Tub", et cetera. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist, poet, and cleric. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 178877566X
  • Total of Pages : 38
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: a-modest-proposal.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Swift includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Swift’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Gullivers Travels: Class Ix

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 935186412X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel was first published in 1726, yet it is still valid today. Gulliver’s Travels describes the four fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a kindly ship’s surgeon. Swift portrays him as an observer, a reporter, and a victim of circumstance. His travels take him to Lilliput where he is a giant observing tiny people. In Brobdingnag, the tables are reversed and he is the tiny person in a land of giants where he is exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs. The flying island of Laputa is the scene of his next voyage. The people plan and plot as their country lies in ruins. It is a world of illusion and distorted values. The fourth and final voyage takes him to the home of the Houyhnhnms, gentle horses who rule the land.

A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027233860
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 666
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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. The Benefits of Farting Explained was published in pamphlet form in 1722. Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

A Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's "A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410357279
  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's "A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Delphi Complete Works of Jonathan Swift (Illustrated)

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1909496367
  • Total of Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-jonathan-swift.pdf

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Jonathan Swift, the essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric, is widely regarded as the foremost prose satirist of the English language, whose satirical novel ‘Gulliver's Travels’ remains one of the most enduring classics of English literature. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Jonathan Swift, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Swift's life and works * Concise introductions to the satires and other works * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * GULLIVER’S TRAVELS is illustrated with contemporary illustrations * Provides both the adapted 1726 and the authoritative 1735 versions of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS * Rare satires appearing for the first time in digital print * An exhaustive offering of political, religious and journalism works * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Swift's letters to ‘Stella’ - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Features two biographies - discover Swift's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles Please note: some obscure poems cannot appear in this eBook, being the result of more recent scholarship and so protected by copyright. Once these works enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. CONTENTS: The Satires A TALE OF A TUB THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS THE BICKERSTAFF-PARTRIDGE PAPERS THE SWEARER’S BANK GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, 1726 GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, 1735 A MODEST PROPOSAL AN EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN ABUSES A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF GENTEEL AND INGENIOUS CONVERSATION DIRECTIONS TO SERVANTS MINOR SATIRES The Sermons THREE SERMONS BROTHERLY LOVE AND OTHER SERMONS Other Religious Works LIST OF RELIGIOUS WORKS The Political Works DRAPIER’S LETTERS LIST OF POLITICAL WORKS The Historical Works THE HISTORY OF THE FOUR LAST YEARS OF THE QUEEN AN ABSTRACT OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND REMARKS ON THE CHARACTERS OF THE COURT OF QUEEN ANNE REMARKS ON LORD CLARENDON’S “HISTORY OF THE REBELLION” REMARKS ON BISHOP BURNET’S “HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME” NOTES ON THE “FREEHOLDER” The Journalism CONTRIBUTIONS TO ‘THE TATLER’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO ‘THE EXAMINER’ CONTRIBUTION TO ‘THE SPECTATOR’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO ‘THE INTELLIGENCER’ The Poetry Collection THE POEMS OF JONATHAN SWIFT The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Memoir A JOURNAL TO STELLA The Biographies SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF DR. JONATHAN SWIFT by R. Phillips DEAN SWIFT by James McGee

As viagens de Gulliver

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Principis
  • Book Code : 6555522003
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: as-viagens-de-gulliver.pdf

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Jonathan Swift conta as aventuras de Lemuel Gulliver, um cirurgião naval que é vítima das circunstâncias em terras estranhas. A história tem início com uma longa carta enviada por Gulliver ao seu primo Richard Sympson, na qual ele dá um breve resumo da sua vida antes das suas viagens e os motivos que o levaram a embarcar mar adentro. Dividida em quatro partes, As viagens de Gulliver percorrem diferentes territórios, marcados por peculiaridades e aventuras improváveis.

Jonathan Swift

By Kathleen Williams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134771789
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 343
  • Pdf File: jonathan-swift.pdf

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.

Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women

By Louise Barnett
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195345957
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Jonathan Swift was the subject of gossip and criticism in his own time concerning his relations with women and his representations of them in his writings. For over twenty years he regarded Esther Johnson, "Stella," as "his most valuable friend," yet he is reputed never to have seen her alone. From his time to our own there has been speculation that the two were secretly married--since their relationship seemed so inexplicable then and now. For thirteen of the years that Swift seemed committed to Stella as the acknowledged woman in his life, he maintained a clandestine--but apparently also nonsexual--relationship with another woman, Esther Van Homrigh, or "Vanessa." Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women looks again at these much-examined relationships and at others that reveal Swift as a man who enjoyed the company of a number of women as pupils and as ministrants to his various needs. Swift, a man with a complex private life, was also a writer whose satiric portraits of women could be unsparing. While Swift often criticized women for frivolous pastimes and idle chatter, his most notorious texts on women image their bodies as loathsome: as he once wrote in a serious political tract, a woman is a "nauseous, unwholesome carcass." Such representations cross a line by showing a repugnance for women as a sex, the biological other. They have led, not surprisingly, to repeated charges of misogyny, an issue that Jonathan Swift in the Company of Women addresses at some length. This first book-length treatment of Swift and women comprehensively examines Swift's attitude toward women in all their manifestations in his work and life: as intimates, acquaintances, prot?g?s, wives, mothers, nurses, disobedient daughters, young women who marry older men, and--finally--as poets and critics.

Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

By Alan D. Chalmers
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874135541
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"Alan Chalmers's Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future explores Swift's temporal apprehension in the context of the pertinent seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious, scientific, and cultural debates. It also compares Swift's imaginative understanding of time with that of such other writers as Juvenal, Rabelais, Milton, Pope, Gray, and Whitman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Les voyages de Gulliver

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465581561
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Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 0307793605
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: gulliver-s-travels-and-other-writings.pdf

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read “It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery,” remarked Alexander Pope when Gulliver's Travels was published in 1726. One of the unique books of world literature, Swift's masterful satire describes the astonishing voyages of one Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, to surreal kingdoms inhabited by miniature people and giants, quack philosophers and scientists, horses endowed with reason and men who behave like beasts. Written with great wit and invention, Gulliver's Travels is a savage parody on man and his institutions that has captivated readers for nearly three centuries. As bestselling author and critic Allan Bloom observed: “Gulliver's Travels is an amazing rhetorical achievement. Swift had not only the judgment with which to arrive at a reasoned view of the world but the fancy by means of which he could re-create that world in a form which teaches where argument fails and which satisfies all while misleading none.” This representative collection of Swift’s major writings includes the complete Gulliver’s 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 Swift’s poetry and portions of his Journal to Stella. Swift’s savage ridicule, corrosive wit, and sparkling humor are fully displayed in this comprehensive collection.

A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English (Translated)

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621075729
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  • Category : Humor
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  • Pdf File: a-modest-proposal-in-plain-and-simple-english.pdf

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In 1729, Jonathan Swift proposed the most satirical answer to poverty ever written: we sell poor children as food to rich people! The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! f you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141931752
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Pdf File: a-modest-proposal-and-other-writings.pdf

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The political dilemma of Ireland; the state of faith in England; the charms of the Beggar's Opera; the importance of puns . . . This selection gathers together some of Swift's most brilliant prose, from high politics to social gossip, from savage tirades to lighthearted social satire. In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.

Jonathan Swift and Philosophy

By Janelle Pötzsch
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498521541
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf File: jonathan-swift-and-philosophy.pdf

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This book explores the rich philosophical content of the writings of Jonathan Swift. It discusses these philosophical topics against their ideengeschichtliche background and demonstrates that Swift’s work offers starting points for philosophical reflection that are still topical today.

A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D.

By Dr. H. Teerink
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9401763496
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Read and download full book A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of Jonathan Swift, D.D.

A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift

By David Oakleaf
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317315529
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: a-political-biography-of-jonathan-swift.pdf

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Most famous as the author of "Gulliver's Travels", Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was one of the most important propagandists and satirists of his day. This study seeks to contextualize Swift within the political arena of his day.

The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe

By Hermann J. Real
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1623561388
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Jonathan Swift has had a profound impact on almost all the national literatures of Continental Europe. The celebrated author of acknowledged masterpieces like A Tale of a Tub (1704), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729), the Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, was courted by innumerable translators, adaptors, and retellers, admired and challenged by shoals of critics, and creatively imitated by both novelists and playwrights, not only in Central Europe (Germany and Switzerland) but also in its northern (Denmark and Sweden) and southern (Italy, Spain, and Portugal) outposts, as well as its eastern (Poland and Russia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria) and Western parts - from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day.

Jonathan Swift and Popular Culture Myth, Media and the Man

By A. Kelly
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113708264X
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Ann Kelly's provocative book breaks the mold of Swift studies. Twentieth century Swift scholars have tended to assess Jonathan Swift as a pillar of the eighteenth-century 'republic of letter', a conservative, even reactionary voice upholding classical values against the welling tide of popularization in literature. Kelly looks at Swift instead as a practical exponent of the popular and impressario of the literary image. She argues that Swift turned his back on the elite to write for a popular audience, and that he annexed scandals to his fictionalized print alter ego, creating a continual demand for works by or about this self-mythologized figure. A fascinating look at print culture, the commodification of the author, and the history of popular culture, this book should provoke lots of discussion.

Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

By Alan Downie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317605780
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swift’s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swift’s politics and its application in the study of his works. Alan Downie argues that in terms of the party politics of the day Swift is neither a Whig nor Tory. Swift thought of himself as an ‘Old Whig’, and said he was ‘of the old Whig principles, without the modern articles and refinements’. Downie shows how Swift’s writings consistently make political points about society’s deviation from an ideal. As Swift’s views on morality, religion and politics are so closely linked, an understanding of his political ideas is vital; this reissue provides a detailed analysis of this aspect of Swift’s writings and views, and as such will be of great interest to any students researching his satire.

Reading Swift

By Janika Bischof,Hermann J. Real,Kirsten Juhas
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  • Publisher : Verlag Wilhelm Fink
  • Book Code : 3846763977
  • Total of Pages : 705
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: reading-swift.pdf

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This new volume of Reading Swift assembles 26 lectures delivered at the Seventh Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift in June 2017, testifying to an extraordinary spectrum of research interests in the Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, and his works. Reading Swift follows the tried and tested format of its predecessors, grouping the essays in eight sections: biographical problems; bibliographical and canonical studies; political and religious as well as philosophical, economic, and social issues; poetry; Gulliver's Travels; and reception studies. The élan vital, which has been such a distinctive feature of Swift scholar-ship in the past thirty-five years, is continuing unabated.

A Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's "A Description of the Morning"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410344142
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's "A Description of the Morning," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410335933
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-jonathan-swift-s-gulliver-s-travels.pdf

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A Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Gulliver’s Travels - With Audio

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0194631672
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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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Méditation sur un balai

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8728043731
  • Total of Pages : 100
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Qu'est-ce qu'un balai ? Un bâton sans gloire ; un arbre renversé ; un serviteur condamné à la servitude ? Et s'il n'était rien de tout cela, un simple être vivant coiffé d'une ridicule perruque — un humain ? Après un séjour chez lord Berkeley, un lecteur assidu de Robert Boyle, Jonathan Swift, qui trouvait ses méditations pareils à des plaisanteries sans humour, voulut lui-aussi fournir sa version des méditations : il l'a glissa dans une page de Boyle... Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) est un écrivain anglo-irlandais considéré comme l’un des plus grands satiristes en prose de langue anglaise. Il s'engage politiquement et critique ses contemporains surtout à partir de ses satires et pamphlets : son œuvre illustre « Le Conte du tonneau » a réussi à choquer la reine Anne. Aujourd'hui, il est surtout connu pour « Les Voyages de Gulliver », œuvre adaptée plusieurs fois, notamment dans le film « Mickey Gulliver » (1934) produit par Walt Disney.

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 431
  • Category : Fiction
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Gulliver’s Travels (Collins Classics)

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007382677
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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The structure, problems and artistic peculiarities of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"

By Olesya Franiel
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3640806425
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Duisburg-Essen, language: English, abstract: Jonathan Swift's development as a writer started at the turn of two centuries when an immensely diverse experience of the English literature of the 17th century underwent a process of revaluation from the standpoint of emerging ideas of the Enlightenment. Being a contemporary of the great social movement and, partially, belonging to it, Swift perfected his skill during one of the most intensive epochs from the entire political history of England. Monarchy, feudal aristocracy, bourgeoisie, the outset of the country’s capitalist system, severe exploitation of his fellow man, religious wars, - everything was experienced and acutely felt by the writer throughout his tough seventy-eight-year life. Being focused upon suffering, foibles and frailty, pride and stupidity, Gulliver’s Travels could be seen as the quintessence of the writer’s life experience, ideas and feelings.