Essential Writ Jon Swift Nce Pa

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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This Norton Critical Edition is the only one-volume edition that presents the full range of Swift's writing, including not only the major literary prose works-Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, and A Tale of the Tub-but also substantial poetic and political writings. The texts are accompanied by explanatory annotations and a detailed introduction. "Contexts" reprints a generous selection of contemporary materials, including letters, autobiographical documents, and personal writings. "Criticism"is divided into two sections: "1745-1940" presents assessments by Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Makepeace Thackeray, D. H. Lawrence, W. B. Yeats, F. R. Leavis, and Andre Breton. "After 1940 and By Subject" presents recent critical analyses organized around A Tale of the Tub, The Poems, Politics (England and Ireland), and Gulliver's Travels.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
A Note on the Textsp. xxix
Early Satires and Political Writings (1704-1711)p. 1
A Tale of a Tub (1704)p. 4
The Battel of the Booksp. 95
The Mechanical Operation of the Spiritp. 113
An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1708, 1711)p. 135
The Examiner, No. 16. November 23, 1710p. 146
A Short Character of his Excellency Thomas Earl of Wharton (1710)p. 151
Parodies, Hoaxes, and Sottisiers (1703-1745)p. 157
A Meditation upon a Broom-stick (1703, 1710)p. 159
Predictions for the Year 1708 (1708)p. 160
The Accomplishment Of the First of Mr. Bickerstaff's Predictions (1708)p. 167
A Vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. (1709)p. 169
The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Elliston (1722)p. 174
From A Compleat Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation (1738)p. 177
Directions to Servants (1745)p. 195
Writings on Ireland (1707-1737)p. 233
The Story of the Injured Lady. The Answer to the Injured Lady (1707, 1746)p. 235
Sermon: Causes of the Wretched Condition of Ireland (1715, 1762)p. 242
A Letter to a Young Gentleman, Lately entered into Holy Orders (1720)p. 251
A Letter to a Young Lady, On Her Marriage (1723, 1727)p. 264
The Drapier's Letters I (1724)p. 271
The Drapier's Letters IV (1724)p. 278
A Short View of the State of Ireland (1728)p. 289
A Modest Proposal (1729)p. 295
A Proposal for Giving Badges to the Beggars (1737)p. 303
Gulliver's Travels (1726)p. 311
Poemsp. 503
Verses Wrote on a Lady's Ivory Table-Book (1698, 1711)p. 505
The humble Petition of Frances Harris (1701, 1711)p. 506
Baucis and Philemon (1706, 1709)p. 509
A Description of the Morning (1709)p. 514
A Description of a City Shower (1710)p. 515
Cadenus and Vanessa (1713?, 1726)p. 517
The Author upon Himself (1714, 1735)p. 537
Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter to Doctor Sheridan (1718, 1732)p. 540
Stella's Birth-Day (1719, 1728)p. 542
Phyllis: or, the Progress of Love (1719, 1728)p. 543
The Progress of Beauty (1719, 1728)p. 546
The Progress of Poetry (1720, 1728)p. 549
To Stella, visiting me in my Sickness (1720, 1728)p. 551
To Stella, who collected and transcribed his Poems (1720?, 1728)p. 554
Stella's Birth-Day (1721, 1728)p. 558
To Stella, On her Birth-Day (1722, 1766)p. 560
A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a late Famous General (1722, 1764)p. 561
The Progress of Marriage (1722, 1765)p. 562
Stella's Birth-Day. A great Bottle of Wine, long buried, being that Day dug up (1723, 1728)p. 566
Stella at Wood-Park (1723, 1735)p. 569
To Stella (1724, 1765)p. 572
Prometheus (1724)p. 574
Stella's Birth-Day (1725, 1728)p. 577
On Wood the Iron-monger (1725, 1735)p. 579
A Receipt to Restore Stella's Youth (1725, 1735)p. 581
Stella's Birth-Day (1727, 1728)p. 583
Clever Tom Clinch going to be hanged (1726?, 1735)p. 586
Holyhead. Sept. 25. 1727 (1727, 1882)p. 587
Ireland (1728, 1882)p. 588
Directions for Making a Birth-Day Song (1729, 1765)p. 590
A Dialogue between an eminent Lawyer and Dr. Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's (1729, 1755)p. 597
Traulus (1730)p. 599
The Lady's Dressing-Room (1730, 1732)p. 603
A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed (1731, 1734)p. 607
Strephon and Chloe (1731, 1734)p. 610
Cassinus and Peter (1731, 1734)p. 618
To Mr. Gay (1731, 1735)p. 621
Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D. (1731-32, 1739)p. 626
To a Lady (1728?, 1733)p. 639
On Poetry: A Rapsody (1733)p. 646
The Yahoo's Overthrow (1734, 1765)p. 658
The Legion Club (1736)p. 661
Contextsp. 667
From the Journal to Stellap. 669
Letter VIp. 669
Letter XXXIIp. 674
Swift to Alexander Pope. Sept. 29, 1725.p. 676
Novr 26, 1725p. 677
Swift to Charles Wogan, July-2 Aug., 1732p. 679
Swift to William Pulteney, Dublin May 12, 1735p. 683
Of Mean and Great Figures (?, 1765)p. 685
The Family of Swift (?, 1765)p. 688
On the Death of Mrs. Johnson [Stella] (1728)p. 694
Thoughts on Various Subjects (1711)p. 700
Some Thoughts on Free-thinking (?, 1767)p. 707
Thoughts on Religion (?, 1765)p. 709
Observations upon The Tale of a Tubp. 712
Poems on Gulliver's Travelsp. 718
Criticismp. 725
Obituary of Swiftp. 727
On A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travelsp. 727
Life of Swiftp. 728
On Gulliver's Travelsp. 739
On Gulliver's Travels and Swift's Last Daysp. 741
On Swift's Celiap. 742
On Swift, Georgian Ireland, and Stellap. 743
After 1940 and by Subjectp. 748
The Irony of Swiftp. 748
Swift and Black Humorp. 758
A Tale of a Tub
The Tale and the Bookp. 759
Text, 'Text,' and Swift's A Tale of a Tubp. 762
The Battle of the Booksp. 777
The Poems
Feminism and the Augustansp. 784
On Swift's Poemsp. 795
Politics (England and Ireland)
Swift's Politicsp. 803
Swift and Protestant Irelandp. 820
Gulliver's Travels
Politics vs. Literaturep. 835
The Houyhnhnms, the Yahoos, and the History of Ideasp. 848
Utopia and 'the Thing which is not'p. 856
Swift's "I" Narratorsp. 874
Jonathan Swift: A Chronologyp. 891
Selected Bibliographyp. 897
Art Creditsp. 903
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