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The Resource Jonathan Swift : his life and his world, Leo Damrosch

Jonathan Swift : his life and his world, Leo Damrosch

Label
Jonathan Swift : his life and his world
Title
Jonathan Swift
Title remainder
his life and his world
Statement of responsibility
Leo Damrosch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leo Damrosch draws on discoveries made over the past thirty years to tell the story of Swift's life anew. Probing holes in the existing evidence, he takes seriously some daring speculations about Swift's parentage, love life, and various personal relationships and shows how Swift's public version of his life--the one accepted until recently--was deliberately misleading. Swift concealed aspects of himself and his relationships, and other people in his life helped to keep his secrets. . Assembling suggestive clues, Damrosch re-narrates the events of Swift's life while making vivid the scents, sounds, and smells of his English and Irish surroundings.Through his own words and those of a wide circle of friends, a complex Swift emerges: a restless, combative, empathetic figure, a man of biting wit and powerful mind, and a major figure in the history of world letters
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Damrosch, Leopold
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3726
LC item number
.D27 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Authors, Irish
Label
Jonathan Swift : his life and his world, Leo Damrosch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-533) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Beginnings -- A patron and two mysteries -- "Long choosing, and beginning late" -- Moor Park once more -- The village and the castle -- London -- "A very positive young man " -- The scandalous Tub -- Swift and God -- First fruits -- The war and the Whigs -- Swift the Londoner -- At the summit -- The Journal to Stella --- Enter Vanessa -- Tory triumph -- Tory collapse -- Reluctant Dubliner -- Political peril -- The Irish countryside -- stella -- Vanessa in Ireland -- National hero -- The astonishing Travels -- Gulliver in England -- Disillusionment and loss -- Frustrated patroio -- Swift among the women -- The disgusting poems -- Waiting for the end -- Chronology -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
841557757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[xi], 573 p.
Isbn
9780300164992
Lccn
2013013063
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)841557757
Label
Jonathan Swift : his life and his world, Leo Damrosch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-533) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Beginnings -- A patron and two mysteries -- "Long choosing, and beginning late" -- Moor Park once more -- The village and the castle -- London -- "A very positive young man " -- The scandalous Tub -- Swift and God -- First fruits -- The war and the Whigs -- Swift the Londoner -- At the summit -- The Journal to Stella --- Enter Vanessa -- Tory triumph -- Tory collapse -- Reluctant Dubliner -- Political peril -- The Irish countryside -- stella -- Vanessa in Ireland -- National hero -- The astonishing Travels -- Gulliver in England -- Disillusionment and loss -- Frustrated patroio -- Swift among the women -- The disgusting poems -- Waiting for the end -- Chronology -- List of abbreviations -- Notes -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
841557757
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[xi], 573 p.
Isbn
9780300164992
Lccn
2013013063
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)841557757

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