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Parodies, Hoaxes, Mock Treatises : Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants and other works

Author: Jonathan Swift; Valerie Rumbold
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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New fully annotated edition of Bickerstaff papers, 'Polite Conversation', 'Directions to Servants' and other works by Jonathan Swift.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Swift; Valerie Rumbold
ISBN: 9780521843263 052184326X
OCLC Number: 813857476
Description: xci, 821 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A meditation upon a broom-stick --
A tritical essay upon the faculties of the mind --
Predictions for the year 1708 --
The accomplishment of the first of Mr. Bickerstaff's predictions --
A vindication of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. --
A famous prediction of Merlin, the British wizard --
Tatler no. 230 --
Harrison's Tatler no. 5 --
Harrison's Tatler no. 20 --
A proposal for correcting, improving and ascertaining the English tongue --
A modest defence of punning --
Hints towards an essay conversation --
On good-manners and good-breeding --
Hints on good manners --
The last speech and dying words of Ebenezer Ellison --
Of the education of ladies --
A history of poetry --
A discourse to prove the antiquity of the English tongue --
On barbarous denominations in Ireland --
Polite conversation --
Directions to servants --
Associated materials --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Jonathan Swift ; edited by Valerie Rumbold.

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'A mighty contribution to Swift studies.' Times Literary Supplement

 
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