Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)
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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.
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 originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, the Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.
Born: 30 November 1667 in Dublin
Died: 19 October 1745
Travels into several remote nations of the world / By Lemuel Gulliver [i.e. Jonathan Swith] ... In four parts. ; Illustrated with upwards of four hundred wood-engravings from designs by Grandville. ; With copious notes, a life of the author, and an essay on satirical fiction by W. C. Taylor - London: 1840
Gulliver's travels : into lilliput and brobdingnag / [by Jonathan Swift]; Illustrated by Jean de BosscheÌre - London ; New York: 1920
Gulliver's travels / illustrated by Robert Högfeldt - Stockholm: 1947