Swift's Irish writings : selected prose and poetry
- edited by Carole Fabricant and Robert Mahony.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Physical description
- xxvi, 281 p. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- PART I: PROSE The Story of the Injured Lady The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Elliston A Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture A Proposal to the Ladies of Ireland A Short View of the State of Ireland A Modest Proposal The Drapier's Letters (I-VII) A Full and True Account of ... the Execution of William Wood Sermon: Causes of the Wretched Condition of Ireland Sermon: Doing Good Sermon: On False Witness The Intelligencer, No XIX An Answer to a Paper called 'A Memorial' A Letter to the Archbishop of Dublin, concerning the Weavers An Answer to Several Letters from Unknown Persons A Proposal to Pay Off the Debt of the Nation Maxims Controlled in Ireland An Answer to the Craftsman An Examination of Certain Abuses, Corruptions and Enormities in the City of Dublin The Humble Petition of the Footmen of Dublin The Blunders ... and Misfortunes of Quilca Queries relating to the Sacramental Test Reasons Humbly Offered to the Parliament of Ireland ... On the Bill for the Clergy's Residing on Their Livings Consideration Upon Two Bills ... Advice to the Freemen of Dublin A Proposal for Giving Badges to the Beggars of Dublin A Dialogue in Hybernian Stile between A and B Swift's letter to the Earl of Peterborough (28 April 1726) PART II: POEMS The Petition of Frances Harris Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter Part of the Ninth Ode of Fourth Book of Horace An Excellent New Song on a Seditious Pamphlet The Description of an Irish Feast An Epilogue to a Play for the Benefit of the Weavers in Ireland The Journal (aka The Part of a Summer) A Quibbling Elegy on the Worshipful Judge Boat To Charles Ford, on His Birthday Stella at Woodpark Stella's Birthday (1725) An Excellent New Song upon ...[the] Archbishop of Dublin Prometheus Whitshed's Motto on his Coach Horace, Book I, Ode XIV ('Paraphrased and Inscribed to Ireland') To Quilca Verses from Quilca Ireland (from Holyhead Journal) Dick, A Maggot Dick's Variety My Lady's Lamentation ...against the Dean Lady Acheson Weary of the Dean Verses Occasioned by the Sudden Drying up of St. Patrick's Well Drapier's Hill A Pastoral Dialogue The Revolution at Market Hill On the Irish Club An Epistle upon an Epistle A Libel on the Rev. Dr. Delany Traulus An Excellent New Ballad-- or the True English Dean to be Hanged for a Rape Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift The Place of the Damned On the Irish Bishops The Yahoo's Overthrow On a Printer's being sent to Newgate Aye and No: A Tale from Dublin A Character ... of the Legion Club.
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This edition presents Jonathan Swift's most important Irish writings in both prose and verse, together with an introduction, head notes and annotations that shed new light on the full context and significance of each piece. Familiar works such as "Gulliver's Travels" and "A Tale of a Tub" acquire new and deeper meanings when considered within the Irish frameworks presented in the edition. Differing in noteworthy ways from the more traditional, canonical, Anglocentric picture conveyed by other published volumes, the Swift that emerges from these pages is a brilliant polemicist, popular satirist, political agitator, playful versifier, tormented Jeremiah, and Irish patriot.
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- This edition presents Jonathan Swift's most important Irish writings in both prose and verse, together with introductions and annotations.
- 9780312228880 (hardback)
- 0312228880 (hardback)
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