E 316K - Gulliver's Travels

E 316K Gulliver's - Scatology and Satire in Gullivers Travels Jonathan Swift(1667-1745 Born in Dublin son of the elder Jonathan Swift who died

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Scatology and Satire in Gulliver’s Travels
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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Born in Dublin, son of the elder Jonathan Swift, who died before his son was born; his family was Anglo- Irish He was educated at Kilkenny College, Trinity College, Dublin, and Herford College, Oxford University Left Ireland for England in 1688, worked as a secretary to Sir William Temple, a diplomat, who introduced him to William II In 1702 received his doctorate in divinity from Trinity College, Dublin Published his first satires, A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books in 1704 Was politically active between 1707 and 1714; he edited the Tory newspaper The Examiner , and was part of the inner circles of the Tory government. Was ousted from power after the death of Queen Anne and the rise of the Whig party to government During this time, he made friends with writers Alexander Pope and John Gay, formed with them the Scriblerians Club Was granted the Deanery of St. Patrick’s, Dublin, by Queen Anne, but was never given an English church appointment like he wanted Moved back to Ireland, spent the rest of his life writing pamphlets on behalf of the Irish such as A Modest Proposal (1729) and satires like Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
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Gulliver’s Travels Was originally published under the title of Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World , under the purported authorship of Lemuel Gulliver The book parodies the popular travel literature genre, including fictional narratives like Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719) One of the earliest novels Extremely popular and widely read in its day; was often edited in the nineteenth century and read by children Frontispiece to the first edition, 1726
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“I had been for some Hours extremely pressed by the Necessities of Nature; which was no wonder, it being almost two Days since I had last
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E 316K Gulliver's - Scatology and Satire in Gullivers Travels Jonathan Swift(1667-1745 Born in Dublin son of the elder Jonathan Swift who died

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