Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift

ISBN-10: 0393930653

ISBN-13: 9780393930658

Edition: 2007

Authors: J. Swift

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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 944
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
A Note on the Texts
Early Satires and Political Writings (1704-1711)
A Tale of a Tub (1704)
The Battel of the Books
The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit
An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1708, 1711)
The Examiner, No. 16. November 23, 1710
A Short Character of his Excellency Thomas Earl of Wharton (1710)
Parodies, Hoaxes, and Sottisiers (1703-1745)
A Meditation upon a Broom-stick (1703, 1710)
Predictions for the Year 1708 (1708)
The Accomplishment Of the First of Mr. Bickerstaff's Predictions (1708)
A Vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. (1709)
The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Elliston (1722)
From A Compleat Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation (1738)
Directions to Servants (1745)
Writings on Ireland (1707-1737)
The Story of the Injured Lady. The Answer to the Injured Lady (1707, 1746)
Sermon: Causes of the Wretched Condition of Ireland (1715, 1762)
A Letter to a Young Gentleman, Lately entered into Holy Orders (1720)
A Letter to a Young Lady, On Her Marriage (1723, 1727)
The Drapier's Letters I (1724)
The Drapier's Letters IV (1724)
A Short View of the State of Ireland (1728)
A Modest Proposal (1729)
A Proposal for Giving Badges to the Beggars (1737)
Gulliver's Travels (1726)
Poems
Verses Wrote on a Lady's Ivory Table-Book (1698, 1711)
The humble Petition of Frances Harris (1701, 1711)
Baucis and Philemon (1706, 1709)
A Description of the Morning (1709)
A Description of a City Shower (1710)
Cadenus and Vanessa (1713?, 1726)
The Author upon Himself (1714, 1735)
Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter to Doctor Sheridan (1718, 1732)
Stella's Birth-Day (1719, 1728)
Phyllis: or, the Progress of Love (1719, 1728)
The Progress of Beauty (1719, 1728)
The Progress of Poetry (1720, 1728)
To Stella, visiting me in my Sickness (1720, 1728)
To Stella, who collected and transcribed his Poems (1720?, 1728)
Stella's Birth-Day (1721, 1728)
To Stella, On her Birth-Day (1722, 1766)
A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a late Famous General (1722, 1764)
The Progress of Marriage (1722, 1765)
Stella's Birth-Day. A great Bottle of Wine, long buried, being that Day dug up (1723, 1728)
Stella at Wood-Park (1723, 1735)
To Stella (1724, 1765)
Prometheus (1724)
Stella's Birth-Day (1725, 1728)
On Wood the Iron-monger (1725, 1735)
A Receipt to Restore Stella's Youth (1725, 1735)
Stella's Birth-Day (1727, 1728)
Clever Tom Clinch going to be hanged (1726?, 1735)
Holyhead. Sept. 25. 1727 (1727, 1882)
Ireland (1728, 1882)
Directions for Making a Birth-Day Song (1729, 1765)
A Dialogue between an eminent Lawyer and Dr. Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's (1729, 1755)
Traulus (1730)
The Lady's Dressing-Room (1730, 1732)
A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed (1731, 1734)
Strephon and Chloe (1731, 1734)
Cassinus and Peter (1731, 1734)
To Mr. Gay (1731, 1735)
Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D. (1731-32, 1739)
To a Lady (1728?, 1733)
On Poetry: A Rapsody (1733)
The Yahoo's Overthrow (1734, 1765)
The Legion Club (1736)
Contexts
From the Journal to Stella
Letter VI
Letter XXXII
Swift to Alexander Pope. Sept. 29, 1725.
Novr 26, 1725
Swift to Charles Wogan, July-2 Aug., 1732
Swift to William Pulteney, Dublin May 12, 1735
Of Mean and Great Figures (?, 1765)
The Family of Swift (?, 1765)
On the Death of Mrs. Johnson [Stella] (1728)
Thoughts on Various Subjects (1711)
Some Thoughts on Free-thinking (?, 1767)
Thoughts on Religion (?, 1765)
Observations upon The Tale of a Tub
Poems on Gulliver's Travels
Criticism
1745-1940
Obituary of Swift
On A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels
Life of Swift
On Gulliver's Travels
On Gulliver's Travels and Swift's Last Days
On Swift's Celia
On Swift, Georgian Ireland, and Stella
After 1940 and by Subject
The Irony of Swift
Swift and Black Humor
A Tale of a Tub
The Tale and the Book
Text, 'Text,' and Swift's A Tale of a Tub
The Battle of the Books
The Poems
Feminism and the Augustans
On Swift's Poems
Politics (England and Ireland)
Swift's Politics
Swift and Protestant Ireland
Gulliver's Travels
Politics vs. Literature
The Houyhnhnms, the Yahoos, and the History of Ideas
Utopia and 'the Thing which is not'
Swift's "I" Narrators
Jonathan Swift: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
Art Credits
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