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1st Edition

A Political Biography of Jonathan Swift

ISBN 9781138663404
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: ‘“The Church had never such a Writer”’; Chapter 1 Swift, War and Ireland: ‘An Heap of Conspiracies, Rebellions, Murders, Massacres, Revolutions, Banishments’; Chapter 2 Courting the Favour of the Great:; A Discourse; and; A Tale of a Tub; Chapter 3 ‘An Entire Friend to the Established Church’: Churchman among the Statesmen and Wits; Chapter 4 The Echo of the Coffee House and the Voice of the Kingdom: Propagandist for a Peace; Chapter 5 ‘Do I become a; Slave; in Six Hours, by Crossing the Channel?’: The Dean, the Drapier and Irish Politics; Conclusion: ‘Upon this Great Foundation of Misanthropy’;

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