Prose Writings of Swift (1800s)

S$67.00

Prose Writings of Swift (1800s)

S$67.00

Title: Prose Writings of Swift
Author: Jonathan Swift, Walter Levin (ed.)
Publisher: The Walter Scott Publishing Co.
Condition: Hardcover, gilt to cover and gilt to top edge. Undated, but most likely late 1800s. Some foxing to edges. Text very clean an

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Title: Prose Writings of Swift
Author: Jonathan Swift, Walter Levin (ed.)
Publisher: The Walter Scott Publishing Co.
Condition: Hardcover, gilt to cover and gilt to top edge. Undated, but most likely late 1800s. Some foxing to edges. Text very clean and binding excellent.

This book contains:

A Tale of a Tub

A Full and True Account of the Battle Fought Last Friday Between the Ancient and the Modern Books in Saint James’s Library

A Discourse Concerning The Mechanical Operation Of The Spirit

An Argument against Abolishing Christianity

Proposals for printing a very curious discourse

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burden to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making them Beneficial to the Public

On Doing Good: A Sermon

A Proposal for giving badges to the beggars in all the parishes of Dublin

Hints on Good Manners

Hints toward an Essay on Conversation

A True and Faithful Narrative of what passed in London

On Sleeping in Church

A Letter to a Very Young Lady on her Marriage

 

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

He is remembered for works such as Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier’s Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier – or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.