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Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving importance in his forties appears engagingly in his Journal to Stella (1710--13), addressed to Esther Johnson, a young protegee for whom Swift felt more warmth than for anyone else in his long life. At the death of Queen Anne and the fall of the Tories in 1714, Swift became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. In Ireland, which he considered exile from a life of power and intellectual activity in London, Swift found time to defend his oppressed compatriots, sometimes in such contraband essays as his Drapier's Letters (1724), and sometimes in such short mordant pieces as the famous A Modest Proposal (1729); and there he wrote perhaps the greatest work of his time, Gulliver's Travels (1726). Using his characteristic device of the persona (a developed and sometimes satirized narrator, such as the anonymous hack writer of A Tale of a Tub or Isaac Bickerstaff in Predictions for the Ensuing Year, who exposes an astrologer), Swift created the hero Gulliver, who in the first instance stands for the bluff, decent, average Englishman and in the second, humanity in general. Gulliver is a full and powerful vision of a human being in a world in which violent passions, intellectual pride, and external chaos can degrade him or her---to animalism, in Swift's most horrifying images---but in which humans do have scope to act, guided by the Classical-Christian tradition. Gulliver's Travels has been an immensely successful children's book (although Swift did not care much for children), so widely popular through the world for its imagination, wit, fun, freshness, vigor, and narrative skill that its hero is in many languages a common proper noun. Perhaps as a consequence, its meaning has been the subject of continuing dispute, and its author has been called everything from sentimental to mad. Swift died in Dublin and was buried next to his beloved "Stella." (Bowker Author Biography)
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Gullivers Reisen 15,316 Exemplare, 144 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels. (Penguin Classics) 3,487 Exemplare, 54 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels 1,348 Exemplare, 10 Rezensionen
A Modest Proposal 1,096 Exemplare, 40 Rezensionen
A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works 1,085 Exemplare, 16 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels (Dover Thrift Editions) 1,024 Exemplare, 11 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels 835 Exemplare, 12 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings 789 Exemplare, 4 Rezensionen
Ein Tonnenmärchen 503 Exemplare, 12 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels 458 Exemplare, 3 Rezensionen
Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings 395 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
A Tale of a Tub : And Other Satires 338 Exemplare, 5 Rezensionen
Britannica Great Books: Swift and Sterne 204 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings 187 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The Portable Swift 172 Exemplare
Gulliver's Travels / A Modest Proposal 139 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Complete Poems 107 Exemplare
Journal to Stella 81 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Satires and Personal Writings 60 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Gulliver's Travels [2010 film] (Original book) 47 Exemplare
Children's Classics: Gulliver's Travels 46 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The works of Dr. Jonathan Swift 41 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
A Modest Proposal and Other Satires 38 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Gulliver's Travels 34 Exemplare
The Intelligencer 31 Exemplare
Gulliver in Lilliput (Original Story) 29 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
L' arte della menzogna politica 27 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Gulliver's Travels [Retold by D. J. Arneson] (Original Author) 18 Exemplare
Poetical Works 17 Exemplare
Gulliver's travels 14 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Opere scelte 10 Exemplare
Poems 9 Exemplare
Gulliver's Travels 9 Exemplare
Gulliver's Travels 6 Exemplare
Miscellanies 6 Exemplare
A Selection of Poems 6 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Il leone non mangia la vera vergine 4 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The best of Swift 4 Exemplare
Gulliver's Travels 3 Exemplare
The selected poems 3 Exemplare
Opere 3 Exemplare
Scritti satirici e polemici (Autor) 3 Exemplare
Contro il libero pensiero 3 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Ausgewählte Werke 3 Exemplare
Premier voyage de Gulliver 3 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Satiren. 3 Exemplare
Gullivers Travels. 2 Exemplare
Gulliverin matkat kaukaisilla mailla 2 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Robin Hood 2 Exemplare
JONATHAN SWIFT 2 Exemplare
Sententies 2 Exemplare
Gullivers rejser, andet bind 2 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
Miscellanies. 2 Exemplare
SWIFT POETICAL WORKS (Autor) 2 Exemplare
Gulliver's Travels 2 Exemplare
Essays 1 Exemplar
Dilbert Bunch 1 Exemplar
Swift Jonathan 1 Exemplar
Viatge a Laputa 1 Exemplar
Satiren 1 Exemplar
Swift oeuvres 1 Exemplar
Poetry and prose 1 Exemplar
Gulliver du ký 1 Exemplar
Gulliverove cesty 1 Exemplar, 1 Rezension
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Mitwirkender, einige Ausgaben) 849 Exemplare, 6 Rezensionen
English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (Mitwirkender) 418 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
The New Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (Mitwirkender) 177 Exemplare, 4 Rezensionen
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (Mitwirkender) 177 Exemplare
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (Mitwirkender) 139 Exemplare
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (Mitwirkender) 133 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (Mitwirkender) 112 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The Norton Book of Travel (Mitwirkender) 106 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The Utopia Reader (Mitwirkender) 98 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
The World of Mathematics, Volume 4 (Mitwirkender) 95 Exemplare
Norton Book of Friendship (Mitwirkender) 88 Exemplare
Faber Book of Ballads (Mitwirkender) 47 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Lost Worlds Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (Mitwirkender) 36 Exemplare
The Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (Mitwirkender) 32 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Modern Arthurian Literature (Mitwirkender) 27 Exemplare
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (Mitwirkender) 26 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
A Book of Essays (Mitwirkender) 25 Exemplare
Classic Essays in English (Mitwirkender) 22 Exemplare
Alien Invasion Short Stories (Mitwirkender) 18 Exemplare
The Lucky Bag: Classic Irish Children's Stories (Mitwirkender) 17 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
Great English Short Stories (Mitwirkender) 17 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
One Thousand Years of Laughter: An Anthology a Classic Comic Prose (Mitwirkender, einige Ausgaben) 7 Exemplare, 2 Rezensionen
Poetry anthology (Mitwirkender, einige Ausgaben) 6 Exemplare
A voyage to Cacklogallinia, with a description of the religion, policy,… (attributed author, einige Ausgaben) 5 Exemplare, 1 Rezension
De la conversation (Autor, einige Ausgaben) 4 Exemplare
Piirakkasota : Valikoima huumoria (Mitwirkender) 3 Exemplare
Bukcase I 2 Exemplare
Love & Marriage (Mitwirkender) 2 Exemplare
Gulliver's Travels (TreeTops Classics) (Original work) 1 Exemplar

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Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".

Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

His deadpan, ironic writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian".
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