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Gulliver's Travels

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ISBN-10: 052184164X

ISBN-13: 9780521841641

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jonathan Swift, David Womersley

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List price: $225.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 907
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving importance in his forties appears engagingly in his Journal to Stella (1710--13), addressed to Esther Johnson, a young protegee for whom Swift felt more warmth than for anyone else in his long life. At the death of Queen Anne and the fall of the Tories in 1714, Swift became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. In Ireland, which he considered exile from a…