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A Tale of a Tub - (1704)

Jonathan Swift

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ISBN 10: 1406791687 / ISBN 13: 9781406791686
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344 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.4in. x 1.1in.Swifts A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books are among the master pieces of English satire. Included with them in this volume are : The History of Martin, A Project for the Universal Benefit of Mankind, A Discourse concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit, A Meditation upon a Broomstick, A Tritical Essay Upon the Faculties of the Mind, The Bickerstaff Papers, Hints toward an Essay on Conversation, and A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation - in Three Dialogues. Keywords: Meditation Upon A Broomstick English Satire Universal Benefit Battle Of The Books Mechanical Operation Master Pieces Dialogues Mankind Discourse Swift Spirit This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781406791686

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Title: A Tale of a Tub - (1704)

Publisher: Pomona Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This vintage book contains Jonathan Swift's 1704 satire, “A Tale of a Tub”. The first major work that he wrote, it is a prose parody about two brothers who are each representative of the chief aspects of western Christianity. It mainly deals with the ideas of religious enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. Published at a time when religion was an intrinsic aspect of politics, the work was widely condemned, with Queen Anne going as far as to call it “profane”. Contents include: “The Introduction”, “A Digression Concerning Critics”, “A Tale of a Tub”, “A Digression in the Modern Kind”, “A Tale of a Tub”, “A Digression in Praise of Digressions”, "A Tale of a Tub”, “A Digression Concerning the Original”, “A Farther Digression”, “A Tale of a Tub”, et cetera. Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist, poet, and cleric. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

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Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo - Irish satirist, political pamphleteer, essayist, poet, and cleric. He was born in Dublin and attended the Trinity College, Dublin. Swift earned a Master's Degree from Hertford College, Oxford University in 1692. Swift is regarded as agreat master of English prose and an impassioned satirist of human folly and pretension. He is best remembered for his prose satires and Gulliver's Travels (1726) and A Tale of a Tub (1704).

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