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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Stubbs

Narrated By: Derek Perkins

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: January 2017

Duration: 31 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

Jonathan Swift's world-famous books?from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal?are unparalleled in their piercing critique of modern society. Half-orphaned, a Dubliner by birth, but a man who would always insist he was English, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a figure of great contradictions. An essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric who became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Swift satirized the powerful but aspired to political greatness, mocked men's vanity but held himself in high esteem, and was a religious moralizer famed for his malice?a man sharply aware of humanity's flaws, but no less susceptible to them. At once a revealing biography of a life that encompasses writing on religion, class, sex, power, and poverty and a portrait of the foremost political writer of his day, Jonathan Swift draws a vivid and nuanced account of an extraordinary man and a turbulent period of history.

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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

by John Stubbs

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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel, John Stubbs