Considered one of English literature’s first and greatest satirists, Jonathan Swift possessed a timeless genius for pointing out the foibles of human nature that still has the power to provoke, amuse, and, at times, even outrage
our modern sensibilities. This representative collection of Swift’s major writings includes the complete Gulliver’s Travels as well as A Tale of a Tub, “The Battle of the Books,” “A Modest Proposal,” “An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity,” “The Bickerstaff Papers,” and many more of his brilliantly satirical works. Here too are selections from Swift’s poetry and portions of his Journal to Stella. Swift’s savage ridicule, corrosive wit, and sparkling humor are fully displayed in this comprehensive collection.
About the Author
Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 20, 1667. He was best known for his political satire in pieces such as A Modest Proposal and Gulliver s Travels. After spending his youth in London, he returned to Dublin to serve as the Dean of St. Patrick s Cathedral. He died on October 19, 1745.