Jonathan Swift Biography

Jonathan Swift Biography

11/30/1667 - 10/19/1745 | 82 Quotes
Also Knows As:  Dean Swift,M.B. Drapier,Lemuel Gulliver
Professions:  Author Book Character Film writer Film story contributor Organization founder Pamphleteer
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Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms � such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier � or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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