Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)

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First published in 1984, this biography gives an account of Jonathan Swifta€™s political ideas and provides a critical commentary on his major works. With its emphasis on Swift as a political writer, the title offers a revision of the prevailing view of Swifta€™s politics and its application in the study of his works. Alan Downie argues that in terms of the party politics of the day Swift is neither a Whig nor Tory. Swift thought of himself as an a€˜Old Whiga€™, and said he was a€˜of the old Whig principles, without the modern articles and refinementsa€™. Downie shows how Swifta€™s writings consistently make political points about societya€™s deviation from an ideal. As Swifta€™s views on morality, religion and politics are so closely linked, an understanding of his political ideas is vital; this reissue provides a detailed analysis of this aspect of Swifta€™s writings and views, and as such will be of great interest to any students researching his satire.... seefing] no body, and gofing] every day once to prayersa#39;.21 Hester Johnson and Rebecca Dingley no longer lived in Dublin, ... It is apparent that, as was his custom, he had travelled immediately to Trim on his arrival in Ireland, 22 but his a#39; acre of grounda#39; at Laracor had a#39;gone to ruina#39;. a#39;The wall of my apartmenta#39; - the little wooden cabin he had built himself- a#39;is fallen down, and I want mud to rebuild it, andanbsp;...

Title:Jonathan Swift (Routledge Revivals)
Author: Alan Downie
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-07-11

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