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Jonathan Swift : A Literary Life - Joseph McMinn

Jonathan Swift

A Literary Life

Paperback Published: 3rd April 1991
ISBN: 9780333485859
Number Of Pages: 172

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This biography emphasises the extraordinary versatility and resourcefulness of a lifetime spent serving the public interest with the pen. At the same time, it shows Swift's distinctive love of writing for personal entertainment and diversion, with little or no interest in publication. While remaining a fiercely committed writer, he always tried to preserve, especially in his poetry and letters, a literature dedicated to friendship. Swift's literary career comprises much more than the well-known satires.

Preface - Apprentice and Secretary - 'Pox on the Dissenters and Independents!' - A Pact with Power - A Deceptive Retirement - Literary Triumph in Ireland and England - 'I Have stretched out my Hand, and no Man regarded' - A Poetic Valediction - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333485859
ISBN-10: 0333485858
Series: MacMillan Literary Lives
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 3rd April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 10