Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World.
The author of Gulliver's Travels was also an important political and religious figure who greatly influenced the devellopment of the modern world. A leading scholar of 18th century literature has produced a highly enjoyable biography of the famed satirist. Damrosch deals with the densely complex politics and religious issues that formed Swift's world view with ease. He also uses newly discovered information to reveal that the public story of Swift's life was actually a crafted fiction. Yale University Press. 2013. Hb, Dj. NEW. $25.00