Jonathan Swift :
Irish blow-in /
|Main Creator:||Hammond, Eugene, 1947- author.|
"Jonathan Swift: Irish Blow-in (along with its companion, Jonathan Swift: Our Dean) aspires to be the most accurate and engaging critical biography of Jonathan Swift ever published. It builds on the thorough research of Irvin Ehrenpreis's highly regarded 1962-1983 three-volume biography, but reinterprets Swift's life and works by reassessing his childhood, stressing his exuberance, honestly portraying his intense affection for Esther Johnson (he called her "saucebox" and not "Stella" when she was in her twenties), and not projecting Swift's later-in-life angry behavior back onto his first forty-seven years" --
Includes bibliographical references (pages 761-770) and index.
Physical description: xxiv, 797 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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