Jonathan Swift





Jonathan Swift


Born
in Dublin, Ireland
November 30, 1667

Died
October 19, 1745

Genre

Influences


Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet, famous for works like Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift published all of his works under pseudonyms — such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B. Drapier — or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire; the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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Gulliver's Travels

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A Modest Proposal

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A Tale of a Tub

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Directions to Servants

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The Battle Of The Books

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More books by Jonathan Swift…
“May you live every day of your life.”
Jonathan Swift

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”
Jonathan Swift

“When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

[Thoughts on Various Subjects]”
Jonathan Swift, Abolishing Christianity and Other Essays

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