A Tale of a Tub and Other Works

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 237 pages
This volume includes "The Battle of the Books" and "The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit", both which accompanied "A Tale of a Tub" on its first publication in 1704.
 

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Contents

THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
104
THE MECHANICAL OPERATION
126
Additions to A Tale of a Tub
142
Extracts from the Literary Context
149
Thomas Swift and A Tale of a Tub
192
Explanatory Notes
202
Glossary
227
Index
233
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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin, Ireland. Many of his books were strong attacks on the political life of the times, but he was very popular with the people. Gulliver's Travels is his most famous book. Angus Ross is at University of Sussex.

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