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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.
Responsibility: Jonathan Swift ; edited by Valerie Rumbold.

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'A mighty contribution to Swift studies.' Times Literary Supplement 'Valerie Rumbold as editor has done an assiduous and thorough job, well up to the high standards set by this series so far ... this Read more...

 
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