The Tale of a Tub and Other Works

The Tale of a Tub and Other Works

by Jonathan Swift, Henry Morley


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This volume includes 'The Battle of the Books' and 'The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit' which accompanied 'A Tale of a Tub' on its first publication in 1704. 'A Tale of a Tub, ' the masterpiece of Swift's earlier years, is in many respects his most brilliant achievement, characterized in Dr. Johnson's words by 'a vehemence and rapidity of mind, a copiousness of images, and a vivacity of diction'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783337070533
Publisher: Bod Third Party Titles
Publication date: 04/25/2019
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marcus Walsh is Kenneth Allott Professor of Literature at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction; A Tale of a Tub; The Battel of the Books; A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit; Swift's editorial matter for Temple's posthumous publications: Letters written by Sir W. Temple (1700); Miscellanea. The Third Part (1701); Letters to the King (1703); Memoirs. Part III. (1709); Appendices: A. Letters between Swift and Benjamin Tooke, 29 June and 10 July 1710; B. William Wotton, 'Observations upon the Tale of a Tub'; C. Edmund Curll's Complete Key to the Tale of a Tub; D. Materials from Miscellaneous Works (1720); E. Swift's Moor Park reading list; Textual introduction and apparatus; Explanatory notes; Bibliography; Index.

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