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Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces

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ISBN-10: 1406823333

ISBN-13: 9781406823332

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Swift

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This is the controversial book, about a woman who refuses to marry her lover because of stifling marriage laws, that Allen dedicated to his wife.
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List price: $9.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 132
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.330
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…