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  • A glorious exercise in cheeky punmanship, The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders sees Jonathan Swift in fine form. Flying by the seat of his pants, the great author treats us to a condensed biography of his posterior, enlivened by some inspired wordplay. Or...


  • This volume includes "The Battle of the Books" and "The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit," both which accompanied "A Tale of a Tub" on its first publication in 1704. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available th...


  • A companion piece to the popular Directions to Servants, Polite Conversation is a witty, brilliantly conceived treatise on manners and small talk from the master of English satire. Beginning with an "expert" introduction to the perils of ill-educated...


  • In this critically acclaimed compendium of 11 outrageous commentaries and tales by the English language’s greatest satirist, Jonathan Swift reflects on the absurdity of organized religion, classical versus modern literature, astrological prediction...


  • When forty-year-old Isaac Overstreet, a fisherman and community mainstay, decides that he wants a wife, the residents of turn-of-the-century Camp Ruby, Texas, decide that young Bessie Treadway fits the bill...


  • A Tale of a Tub is one of the major works by the author of the celebrated Gulliver's Travels and is considered by many critics as one of the finest satires of the English tongue. The book's structure is divided into two entities: A tale and a series ...








  • Lemuel Gulliver always dreamed of traveling the world. But when a violent storm claims his ship and casts him adrift among uncharted lands, he is taken to places that he could not even dream of. Traveling to the nation of Lilliput, where the inhabita...


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish cleric, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for Whigs then for Tories), and poet. He is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift pu...


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    The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St. James's Palace at ...


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    Directions to Servants is one of Jonathan Swift’s last completed works. It displays all his caustic skill as a satirist and his unerring eye for the little annoyances of life. Taking the form of a handbook of manners, and addressed to each servant ...


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