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Jonathan Swift by Damrosch Leo

By Damrosch Leo

Jonathan quick is healthier remembered this present day because the writer of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric delusion that quick turned a vintage and has remained in print for almost 3 centuries. but fast additionally wrote many different influential works, used to be an important political and non secular determine in his time, and have become a countrywide hero, cherished for his fierce protest opposed to English exploitation of his local eire. what's particularly identified this present day concerning the enigmatic guy at the back of those accomplishments? Can the proof of his existence be separated from the fictions?


In this deeply researched biography, Leo Damrosch attracts on discoveries remodeled the prior thirty years to inform the tale of Swift’s lifestyles anew. Probing holes within the present proof, he is taking heavily a few bold speculations approximately Swift’s parentage, love lifestyles, and numerous own relationships and indicates how Swift’s public model of his life—the one authorised until eventually recently—was intentionally deceptive. fast hid facets of himself and his relationships, and folks in his lifestyles helped to maintain his secrets.

Assembling suggestive clues, Damrosch re-narrates the occasions of Swift’s existence whereas making brilliant the attractions, sounds, and scents of his English and Irish surroundings.Through his personal phrases and people of a large circle of pals, a posh speedy emerges: a stressed, combative, empathetic determine, a guy of biting wit and robust brain, and a massive determine within the background of global letters.

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