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Published by B. Franklin in New York .
Written in English


  • Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745,
  • Authors, Irish -- 18th century -- Biography

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Edition Notes

SeriesEssays in literature and criticism, 31, Burt Franklin: Research and source works series, 379
LC ClassificationsPR3726 .C8 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5072296M
LC Control Number74082016

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  The Life Of Jonathan Swift book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : The volume reproduces Lord Orrery’s notorious ‘Judas-biography’, the Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr Jonathan Swift (), and a little-known book-length response, A Letter from a Gentleman in the Country, to his Son in the College of Dublin (–3), and, finally, the entry on Swift in Cibber’s multivolume collection The. Jonathan Swift, pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff, (born Nov. 30, , Dublin, Ire.—died Oct. 19, , Dublin), Anglo-Irish author, who was the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Besides the celebrated novel Gulliver’s Travels (), he wrote such shorter works as A Tale of a Tub () and “A Modest Proposal” (). The Life of Jonathan Swift, Volume 1. John Forster. J. Murray, - Authors, Irish - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book.

  Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three Swift also wrote many other influential works, was a major political and religious figure in his time, and became a national hero, beloved for. Jonathan Swift (), Irish The son of an English lawyer, he grew up there in the care of his uncle before attending Trinity College at the age of fourteen, where he stayed for seven years. Jonathan Swift published the satire The Battle of the Books, in , as a response to critics of Temple’s “Essay upon Ancient and Modern Learning.”. The same year, he came out with A Tale of a Tub and these two publications carved a niche for him as a good writer. The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and Poems Not Hitherto Published; With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume Jonathan Swift $

Jonathan Swift: Biography Jonathan Swift, by Charles Jervas, Jonathan Swift (30 November – 19 October ) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who becameDean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. A wonderful and absorbing biography of Jonathan Swift This is by far the most balanced, nuanced and persuasive account of Gulliver’s creator so far Engraving of Jonathan Swift () after. Jonathan Swift, one of the foremost prose satirist in the English language, was also a reputed political pamphleteer, essayist, poet and cleric. Born in Ireland, he lost his father early on in life and was mostly brought up by his uncle. Jonathan Swift was born into a poor family that included his mother (Abigail) and his sister (Jane). His father, a noted clergyman in England, had died seven months before Jonathan's birth. There is not much known of Swift's childhood, and what is reported is not always agreed upon by biographers.