A Tale of a Tub; The Battle of the Books - The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit.
Edited by Frank H. Ellis. Samuel Johnson didn't like Swift but praised The Tale of the Tub. Harold Bloom said it is "one of the handful of truly original works in the language." Satire aimed at religious hypocrisy and education. Extensive notes make clear how much of this work is a mosaic of quotations from other texts. Still in publisher's plastic cover. Peter Lang. 2006. Hb, Dj. NEW. $30.00