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"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;­' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple's upon that subject. At length, there appearing no end of the quarrel, our author tells us that the books in St. James's Library, looking upon themselves as parties principally concerned, took up the controversy, and came to a decisive battle.­" So begins Jonathan Swift's satire, The Battle of the Books , which tells of a great battle between the books in the King's Library. The name of his satire came be used in reference the the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

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"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;­' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple's upon that subject. At length, there appearing no end of the quarrel, our author tells us that the books in St. James's Library, looking upon themselves as parties principally concerned, took up the controversy, and came to a decisive battle.­"So begins Jonathan Swift's satire, The Battle of the Books, which tells of a great battle between the books in the King's Library. The name of his satire came be used in reference the the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

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Voyage à Lilliput:
Où l’on voit Lemuel Gulliver, chirurgien de marine, naviguer vers Bristol. Après un naufrage, il se retrouve sur l’île de Lilliput, dont les habitants, les Lilliputiens, ne mesurent qu'environ six pouces de haut (env. 15 cm). Plusieurs aspects de la société lilliputienne semblent bien plus avancés que l'Angleterre de l'époque, pourtant les peuples passent leur temps à faire la guerre. Après bien des aventures, Gulliver découvre l'origine de la guerre entre Lilliput et Blefuscu qui est l'île voisine : un roi a voulu imposer le côté par lequel devaient être cassés les œufs à la coque ; d'où le nom des partisans de chaque doctrine, les Gros-­boutiens et les Petits-­boutiens. À la fin du récit, Gulliver doit fuir Lilliput pour Blefuscu, à la suite de son refus d'asservir les Blefusciens vaincus, lui faisant perdre les grâces de l'Empereur, et surtout à la suite d'un complot fomenté par le Grand Amiral et certains ministres lilliputiens. Il se risquerait à une . . .

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: Printed for John MorphewYear published: 1711Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English0 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: Derby & JacksonYear published: 1860Book contributor: University of MichiganLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Soon after my return from Leyden, I was recommended by my good master, Mr. Bates, to be surgeon to the Swallow, Captain Abraham Pannel, commander; with whom I continued three years and a half, making a voyage or two into the Levant, and some other parts. When I came back I resolved to settle in London; to which Mr. Bates, my master, encouraged me, and by him I was recommended to several patients. I took part of a small house in the Old Jewry; and being advised to alter my condition, I married Mrs. Mary Burton, second daughter to Mr. Edmund Burton, hosier, in Newgate-­street, with whom I received four hundred pounds for a portion. But my good master Bates dying in two years after, and I having few friends, my business began to fail; for my conscience would not suffer me to imitate the bad practice of too many among my brethren. Having therefore consulted with my wife, and some of my acquaintance, I determined to go again to sea. I was surgeon successively in two ships, and made . . .

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Jonathan Swift’s "Directions to servants" is an entertaining satire of relationships between servants and masters in the Eighteenth century. It is a late work in Swift’s life. Not the most well-­known, less dark than earlier satires and pamphlets, "Directions to servants" is an unknown little gem of humour and gentle mockery, also providing an interesting insight into true life in the Eighteenth century. We invite you to discover this great work of one of our favourite writers in this edition by Les Éditions de Londres.

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Gulliver's adventure in Lilliput begins when he wakes after his shipwreck to find himself bound by innumerable tiny threads and addressed by tiny captors who are in awe of him but fiercely protective of their kingdom. They are not afraid to use vi...

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Los viajes de Gulliver es una novela de Jonathan Swift, publicada en 1726. Aunque se la ha considerado con frecuencia una obra infantil, en realidad es una sátira feroz de la sociedad y la condición humana, camuflada como un libro de viajes por países pintorescos (un género bastante común en la época). protagonista, el capitán Lemuel Gulliver, se encuentra en situaciones paradójicas: es un gigante entre enanos, un enano entre gigantes y un ser humano avergonzado de su condición en una tierra poblada por caballos sabios que son más humanos que los propios hombres y desconfían, con razón, de éstos.

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal” contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Benefits of Farting Explained by Jonathan Swift was published in pamphlet form in 1722. What is the nature, essence and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, in a forceful and a posteriori fashion, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-­old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen . . .

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