New Release Books by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift is the author of Essays (2021), Gulliver’s Travels (2021), A Modest Proposal (2021), The Tale of a Tub and The History of Martin (2021) and other 396 books.

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Essays

release date: Dec 30, 2021
Essays
Welcome to the Essays collection. A special selection of the nonfiction prose from influential and noteworthy authors. This book brings some of best essays of Jonathan Swift, across a wide range of subjects. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet and Anglican cleric. His deadpan, ironic writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian". The book contains the following texts: - Introduction by Edmund Gosse; - Jonathan Swift by Charles Whibley; - An Essay on Modern Education; - An Essay on the Fates of Clergymen; - Of the Education of Ladies; - Some Thoughts on Freethinking; - Hints on Good Manners; - Resolutions for Old Age; - Hints Toward an Essay on Conversation; - A Tritical Essay Upon the Faculties of the Mind; - Of Mean and Great Figures Made by Several Persons; - A Proposal For Correcting, Improving, and Ascertaining the English Tongue; - A Treatise on good Manners; - A Modest Proposal.

Gulliver’s Travels

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Gulliver’s Travels
Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, is a 1726 satire by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift. A tale of 4 voyages, during each of which, Lemuel Gulliver finds himself shipwrecked or taken prisoner. During his adventures, he comes across several strange races. The petty, diminutive Lilliputians, the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the abstracted scientists of Laputa, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos. All of who give him new, bitter insights into human behavior.

A Modest Proposal

release date: Jan 01, 2021
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.

The Tale of a Tub and The History of Martin

release date: Jan 01, 2021
The Tale of a Tub and The History of Martin
Jonathan Swift's first major work, 'A Tale of a Tub' was arguably his most difficult satire and perhaps his most masterly. The tale is a prose parody divided into sections each delving into the morals and ethics of English. It was first published in the year 1704.

The Story of Gulliver

release date: Mar 26, 2019
The Story of Gulliver
"For the first time in his life, Gulliver felt ashamed of himself and his fellow-humans." Gulliver is a travel-hungry and adventurous ship's doctor, who has the odd misfortune of being ship-wrecked four times in as many voyages. Through Jonathan Coe's expert retelling of Swift's famous satire about our human hubris and desires, today's young readers are swept along as Gulliver finds himself a giant among tiny humans in Lilliput; a tiny human among giants in Brobdignag; on the flying island of Laputa, with its most impractical intellectuals; and finally in the land of the Houyhnhnms, talking horses who think precious little of human "Yahoos". Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."

Gulliver's Travels

release date: Oct 05, 2021

A Modest Proposal and Other Stories

release date: Dec 25, 2018
A Modest Proposal and Other Stories
Swift also wrote short works, the most famous of these is A Modest Proposal. This book also include 'The Battle of the Books', 'A Meditation upon a Broomstick', 'A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit', and 'An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in England'. 'A Modest Proposal' puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre.

A Tale of a Tub

release date: Jan 16, 2018
A Tale of a Tub
Published in 1704, this prose satire by the author of Gulliver's Travels parodies the conflicts between three major Christian sects as well as contemporary trends in literature, politics, and theology.

A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained

release date: Dec 06, 2017
A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. The Benefits of Farting Explained was published in pamphlet form in 1722. Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

Gulliver's Travels: Voyage to Lilliput

release date: Aug 15, 2017
Gulliver's Travels: Voyage to Lilliput
In the best-known tale from Jonathan Swift's classic satire, Lemuel Gulliver survives a shipwreck only to find himself on a strange island with even stranger inhabitants: miniature humans, no bigger than his hand. Gulliver's adventure on Lilliput has been adapted by award-winning author Martin Jenkins in a witty, accessible retelling that remains faithful to the darkly comic tone of Swift's original. Beloved by adults and children alike, Gulliver's first journey is illustrated in brilliant panoramic detail by the masterful Chris Riddell in a wonderfully eccentric complement to the text.

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

release date: Jul 17, 2017
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Swift includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Swift’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Gulliver's Travels (Yesterday's Classics)

release date: Apr 28, 2021
Gulliver's Travels (Yesterday's Classics)
Accompany Gulliver on his first two voyages, the first to the land of Lilliputian dwarves and the second to the land of Brobdingnag giants. Marvel at how he survives by his wits in these vastly different settings and the miraculous ways he eventually escapes, to return to his native England for a short time before the call of the sea draws him to venture out again. Includes eight color illustrations and numerous line drawings by Arthur Rackham.

A Tale of a Tub - (1704)

release date: Mar 10, 2016
A Tale of a Tub - (1704)
This vintage book contains Jonathan Swift's 1704 satire, "A Tale of a Tub". The first major work that he wrote, it is a prose parody about two brothers who are each representative of the chief aspects of western Christianity. It mainly deals with the ideas of religious enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. Published at a time when religion was an intrinsic aspect of politics, the work was widely condemned, with Queen Anne going as far as to call it "profane". Contents include: "The Introduction", "A Digression Concerning Critics", "A Tale of a Tub", "A Digression in the Modern Kind", "A Tale of a Tub", "A Digression in Praise of Digressions", "A Tale of a Tub", "A Digression Concerning the Original", "A Farther Digression", "A Tale of a Tub", et cetera. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist, poet, and cleric. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

Steampunk Six Pack

release date: Dec 06, 2015
Steampunk Six Pack
Steampunk Six Pack is a retro-futurist's delight, a menagerie of human horses, rocket-ships to the moon, time machines and even the Internet. It's all here, in six classic steampunks from 1726-1900: Gulliver's Travels Part IV, The Unparalleled Adventures Of One Hans Pfaall, From the Earth to the Moon, In The Year 2889 and The British Barbarians. From 'The London Times' of 1904

Gulliver's Travels (Diversion Classics)

release date: Aug 18, 2015
Gulliver's Travels (Diversion Classics)
Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Jonathan Swift's bright imagination and satirical talents shine through in this parody of the eighteenth-century travel narrative. As Gulliver journeys from the land of Lilliput, home of tiny inhabitants, to the country of the Houyhnhnms, a race of talking horses, we are introduced to vivid settings that will intrigue any reader. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS is at once a timeless adventure story, a social critique, and a predecessor of the modern novel.

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

release date: Mar 23, 2021
Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World
Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a 1726 prose satire by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it". The book was an immediate success. The English dramatist John Gay remarked, "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery." In 2015, Robert McCrum released his selection list of 100 best novels of all time in which Gulliver's Travels is listed as "a satirical masterpiece"

Gulliver's Travels - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

release date: Sep 30, 2014
Gulliver's Travels - With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library
A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Jonathan Swift. Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only fifteen centimetres tall . . . I was so surprised that I gave a great shout.' But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk . . .

Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces Annotated

release date: Sep 30, 2020
Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces Annotated
"The Battle of the Books" is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704.

Gulliver’s Travels In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

release date: Nov 01, 2013
Gulliver’s Travels In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
Almost 300 years ago, Jonathan Swift published what is considered one of the greatest satire's of all time. A few pages in, you might start asking the obvious: why aren't you laughing? Probably because many of the words are not even used today. Let BookCaps help with this edition of Swift's classic work in modern English. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Ladybird Classics: Gulliver's Travels

release date: Apr 04, 2013
Ladybird Classics: Gulliver's Travels
This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout will bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English (Translated)

release date: Apr 03, 2013
A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English (Translated)
In 1729, Jonathan Swift proposed the most satirical answer to poverty ever written: we sell poor children as food to rich people! The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! f you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Prose Works Of Jonathan Swift

release date: Mar 15, 2019
The Prose Works Of Jonathan Swift
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in Plain and Simple English (Translated)

release date: Apr 03, 2013
An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in Plain and Simple English (Translated)
"An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity" is considered one of the greatest political satires ever written. The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! f you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
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