Jonathan Swift : his life and his world
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013].
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Central - Adult Biography  1 available
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Book
Physical Desc
ix, 573 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780300164992, 0300164998

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Leo Damrosch draws on discoveries made over the past thirty years to tell the story of Swift's life anew. Probing holes in the existing evidence, he takes seriously some daring speculations about Swift's parentage, love life, and various personal relationships and shows how Swift's public version of his life--the one accepted until recently--was deliberately misleading. Swift concealed aspects of himself and his relationships, and other people in his life helped to keep his secrets. . Assembling suggestive clues, Damrosch re-narrates the events of Swift's life while making vivid the scents, sounds, and smells of his English and Irish surroundings.Through his own words and those of a wide circle of friends, a complex Swift emerges: a restless, combative, empathetic figure, a man of biting wit and powerful mind, and a major figure in the history of world letters.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, L. (2013). Jonathan Swift: his life and his world . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, Leopold. 2013. Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, Leopold. Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Damrosch, Leopold. Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World Yale University Press, 2013.

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