The Basic Writings of Jonathan Swift

Front Cover
Modern Library, 2002 - Fiction - 1028 pages
1 Review
This edition of Jonathan Swift's basic works contains the authoritative texts of all his most important prose writings as well as many shorter pieces, poems, and letter extracts. Included are "Gulliver's Travels, Swift's devastating picture of human nature and human foibles; "A Tale of a Tub, his scathing attack on the intellectual culture and religious excesses of his time; "The Battel of the Books, his defense of the classical tradition; and the unforgettable "Modest Proposal, in which he proposes that the Irish, in order to avoid starvation, eat their children.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Basic Writings of Jonathan Swift (Modern Library Classics)

User Review  - Shannon McCue - Goodreads

i thank bertrand goldgar for instilling my love of jonathan swift. my favorite in this volume is probably 'tale of a tub.' Read full review

Contents

A TALE OF A TUB 1
71
A Tale of a Tub 7H 3
115
A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit
141
Copyright

33 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Claude Rawson is the Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University. His most recent book is God, Gulliver, and Geno-cide: Barbarism and the European Imagination, 1492–1945. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ian Higgins is a senior lecturer in English at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He is the author of, most recently, Swift’s Politics: A Study in Disaffection.

Bibliographic information