A Tale of a Tub

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013 M07 10 - 144 pages
A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift (1704) - Swift takes on hypocritical Christians in his controversial novel told through the eyes of three grieving brothers: Peter, Jack and Martin. Each have inherited coats from their deceased father. He had hoped they would hold onto the coats forever but the boys meet three women named Money, Pride and Ambition. A Tale of a Tub was Smith's first major work, a somewhat difficult but masterly satire. A Tale of a Tub is a prose parody in sections, with each section examining English morals and ethics. It was written between 1694 and 1697, and first published in 1704. It is considered one of Swift's best allegories. The author, Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, poet and Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. He also authored Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729).

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Dublin-born Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral. He is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). According to Encyclopædia Britannica, he is known as the foremost prose satirist in the English language. He originally published work under pseudonyms - Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, Drapier's Letters as MB Drapier - or anonymously. His ironic writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian".

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