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Abolishing Christianity and Other Essays [Paperback]

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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 predictions, eating children, and other tantalizing topics.

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Pages   117
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Manic D Press, Inc.
ISBN  1933149035  
ISBN13  9781933149035  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on 30 November 1667, some months after his father's death. He was sent to Kilkenny Grammar School when he was six and later attended Trinity College, Dublin, where he received his BA degree in 1686. He is considered the foremost prose satirist in the English language, which stemmed from his criticism of Britain's repressive colonial policies in Ireland. Among Swift's best known works is his ironic masterpiece, 'A Modest Proposal' (1729), and his novel, Gulliver's Travels (1726). Swift died on 19 October 1745.
Robert DeMaria, Jr. is Henry Noble McCracken Professor of English at Vassar College. He has published widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature."

Jonathan Swift lived in Dublin. Jonathan Swift was born in 1667 and died in 1745.

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The Greatest Satire Ever Written in English  Jun 22, 2006
This collection of Swift's essays gives a terrific overview of his hilarious and too true writings that have withstood the test of time. From the opening lines of the first essay (Swift's Preface to 'The Battle of the Books'): "Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own..." to the end of the book (Swift's gravestone epitaph, translated by Yeats), every selection is thought-provoking, funny, and accessible. Highly recommended!

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