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Greatest Works of Jonathan Swift: A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, The Drapier's Letters, Gulliver's Travels, & A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet and cleric. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language; known for being a master of two styles... More > of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. In 1729, published "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick", a satire in which the narrator, recommends that Ireland's poor escape their poverty by selling their children as food to the rich. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, The Drapier's Letters, Gulliver's Travels & A Modest Proposal.< Less
A Tale of a Tub (Illustrated) By Jonathan Swift
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A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each... More > representing one of the main branches of western Christianity. The "tale" presents a consistent satire of religious excess, while the digressions are a series of parodies of contemporary writing in literature, politics, theology, Biblical exegesis, and medicine.< Less
Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships, is a... More > novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.< Less
A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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The author offers statistical support for his assertions and gives specific data about the number of children to be sold, their weight and price, and the projected consumption patterns. He suggests... More > some recipes for preparing this delicious new meat, and he feels sure that innovative cooks will be quick to generate more.< Less
Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver’s Travels is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the “travellers’ tales” literary sub-genre. It is widely considered... More > Swift’s magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. “I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little, odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth”. Shipwrecked on the high seas, Lemuel Gulliver finds himself washed up on the strange island of Lilliput, a land inhabited by quarrelsome miniature people. On his travels he continues to meet others who force him to reflect on human behaviour - the giants of Brobdingnag, the Houyhnhnms and the Yahoos. In this scathing satire on the politics and morals of the 18th Century, Swift's condemnation of society and its institutions still resonates today.< Less
Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift
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The popularity of Gulliver is such that the term "Lilliputian" has entered many languages as an adjective meaning "small and delicate". There is even a brand of cigar called... More > Lilliput which is small. In addition to this there are a series of collectible model-houses known as "Lilliput Lane". The smallest light bulb fitting (5mm diameter) in the Edison screw series is called the "Lilliput Edison screw". In Dutch, the word "Lilliputter" is used for adults shorter than 1.30 meters. Conversely, "Brobdingnagian" appears in the Oxford English Dictionary as a synonym for "very large" or "gigantic".< Less
A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant)... More > land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and poverty in one blow. When the “Proposal” was published in 1729, Swift was quickly attacked, and even accused of barbarity – the exact state the “Proposal” was written to expose.< Less
Gulliver’s Travels By Jonathan Swift
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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended... More > 1735), is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift (also known as Dean Swift) that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.< Less
Gulliver's Travels: Into Several Remote Nations of the World By Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift (also known as Dean Swift[1]) that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the... More > "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.< Less
Gulliver's Travels: Into Several Remote Nations of the World By Jonathan Swift
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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels, is a novel by... More > Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.< Less