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Jonathan Swift: A Selection of His Works
Jonathan Swift A Selection of His Works
Author: Jonathan Swift
Includes Gulliver's Travels, A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, A Modest Proposal and selected poems.
ISBN: 54419
Pages: 517
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Publisher: The Odyssey Press New York
Book Type: Paperback
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Swift was witty, intelligent and often scathing at sarcastic social commentary. He's very humerous amist the message. Perhaps his own words offer the best taste of Swift:

"He gave the little Wealth he had, To build a House for Fools and Mad:* And shew'd by one satyric Touch, No Nation** wanted it so much: That Kingdom he hath left his Debtor, I wish it soon may have a better."

-Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift penned by Jonathan Swift
*He did leave a large portion of his estate to found a hospital for the insane.
**Meaning England in the late 1600s and early 1700s.


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