Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist. He is best known for such works as Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms, such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier, or anonymously. He is a master of two styles of satire: the Horation and Juvenalian styles. Critics hail Gulliver’s Travels as a satiric reflection on the shortcomings of Enlightenment thought.
Notable works in ARB’s collection:
- The Publick Spirit of the Whigs (1714), 1st edition
- Essays Divine, Moral, and Political (1714), 1st edition
- Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (1713), 2nd edition
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