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Journal to Stella
Letters to Esther Johnson and Rebecca Dingley, 1710–1713


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift

  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521841665

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  • The Journal to Stella, Jonathan Swift's letters to Esther Johnson, or 'Stella', and Rebecca Dingley, written between September 1710 and June 1713, offers an extraordinary commentary on Swift's experiences in London during the most politically active and exciting years of his career and evidence of his evolving relationship with the two women. This edition seeks for the first time both to situate the letters alongside Swift's other works and to place them within their original political, historical and cultural contexts. It brings together a combination of printed work and manuscript to present the most complete and accessible text possible, enhanced by the use of the latest digital image analysis techniques to reinstate previously indecipherable material. In addition to a new critical introduction and appendices, there is also a biographical appendix derived from recently available resources.

    • First new critical edition for over 50 years, provides up-to-date scholarship and greater historical and cultural context
    • Fuller transcriptions of the letters with more text deciphered due to digital image analysis
    • Comprehensive introduction establishes the letters within contemporary scholarship on issues and ideas
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521841665
    • length: 898 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.57kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editor's preface
    Textual account

  • Author

    Jonathan Swift


    Abigail Williams, University of Oxford
    Abigail Williams is a University Lecturer, Tutor and Lord White Fellow of St Peter's College at the University of Oxford.

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