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The Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift, Norton Critical Edition

The Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift, Norton Critical Edition

Jonathan Swift, Ian Higgins (Editor), Claude Rawson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-393-93065-8

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Preface

Introduction

A Note on the Texts

The Texts of The Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift

EARLY SATIRES AND POLITICAL WRITINGS (1704-1711)

A Tale of a Tub

The Battle of the Books

The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit

An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity

The Examiner, no. 16. November 23, 1710

A Short Character of his Excellency Thomas Earl of Wharton

II. PARODIES, HOAXES, SOTTISIERS (1703-1745)

A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick

Predictions for the Year 1708

The Accomplishment of the First of Mr. Bickerstaff's Predictions

A Vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq.

The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Eilliston from A Compleat Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation Directions to Servants

III. WRITINGS ON IRELAND (1707-1737)

The Story of the Injured Lady and The Answer to the Injured Lady

Sermon, Causes of the Wretched Condition of Ireland

A Letter to a Young Gentleman, Lately entered into Holy Orders

A Letter to a Young Lady, On Her Marriage

Drapier's Letters I

Drapier's Letters IV

A Short View of the State of Ireland

A Modest Proposal

A Proposal for Giving Badges to the Beggars

IV. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

V. POEMS

Verses Wrote in a Lady's Ivory Table-Book

To Their Excellancies … The Humble Petition of Frances Harris

Baucis and Philemon

A Description of the Morning

A Description of a City Shower

Cadenus and Vanessa

The Author upon Himself

Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter

On Stella's Birth-Day

Phyllis, or The Progress of Love

The Progress of Beauty

The Progress of Poetry

To Stella, Visiting me in my Sickness

To Stella, who collected and transcribed his Poems

Stella's Birth-day

To Stella on Her Birth-day

A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a late Famous General

The Progress of Marriage

Stella's Birth-Day. A great Bottle of Wine, long buried, being that Day dug up

Stella at Wood-Park

To Stella

Prometheus

Stella's Birthday

On Wood the Iron-monger

A Receipt to Restore Stella's Youth

Stella's Birth-day

Clever Tom Clinch going to be hanged

Holyhead. Sept. 25, 1727

Irel.d

Directions for Making a Birth-day Song

A Dialogue between an eminent Lawyer and Dr. Swift Dean of St. Patrick's

Traulus

The Lady's Dressing Room

A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed

Strephon and Chloe

Cassinus and Peter, a Tragical Elegy

To Mr Gay

Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D.

To a Lady

On Poetry: A Rapsody

The Yahoo's Overthrow

The Legion Club

Contexts

CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING LETTERS, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, AND PERSONAL WRITINGS

From Journal to Stella, Letter VI: Swift to Esther Johnson and Rebecca Dingley, October 10, 1710

From Journal to Stella, Letter XXXII: Swift to Esther Johnson and Rebecca Dingley, October 9, 1711

Swift to Alexander Pope, September 29, 1725

Swift to Alexander Pope, November 26, 1725

Swift to Charles Wogan, July-August 2, 1732

Swift to William Pulteney, Mary 12, 1775

Of Mean and Great Figures

Family of Swift

Death of Mrs. Johnson

Thoughts on Various Subjects

Some thoughts on Free-thinking

Thoughts on Religion

Further Thoughts on Religion

From William Wotton, "Observations upon The Tale of the Tub" (1705)

Alexander Pope, Poems on Gulliver's Travels

Criticism

1745-1940

Henry Fielding [Obituary of Swift]

Samuel Johnson [On A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver's Travels]

Samuel Johnson [Life of Swift]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge [on Gulliver's Travels]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge [on Gulliver's Travels]

William Makepeace Thackeray [on Gulliver's Travels and Swift's last days]

D. H. Lawrence [on Swift's Celia]

W. B. Yeats [on Swift, Georgian Ireland, and Stella]

F. R. Leavis * "The Irony of Swift"

André Breton [Swift and Black Humor]

AFTER 1940 AND BY SUBJECT

A TALE OF A TUB

Hugh Kenner * [The Tale and the book]

Marcus Walsh * "Text, ‘Text,' and Swift's Tale of a Tub"

Irvin Ehrenpreis * "The Battle of the Books"

THE POEMS

Peneople Wilson * "Feminism and the Augustans"

Derek Mahon * [On Swift's Poems]

POLITICS (ENGLAND AND IRELAND)

Ian Higgins * "Swift's Politics"

S. J. Connolly * "Swift and Protestant Ireland"

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

George Orwell * "Politics vs. Literature"

R. S. Crane * "The Houyhnhnms, the Yahoos, and the History of Ideas"

Jenny Mezciens * "Utopia and the ‘Thing which is not'"

Claude Rawson * "Swift's ‘I' Narrators"

Jonathan Swift: A Chronology

Selected Bibliography