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Look Inside Irish Political Writings after 1725

Irish Political Writings after 1725
A Modest Proposal and Other Works

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Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift

  • Date Published: June 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781009160391

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  • This latest volume of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift is the first fully annotated edition of Swift's Irish prose writings from 1726 to 1737. Works in this volume include the famous A Modest Proposal, the acerbic A Short View of the State of Ireland, Swift's contributions to The Intelligencer, and other prose pieces of satire, polemic and intervention into contemporary Irish politics. Most of these works have never previously been published with full scholarly annotation, or with a complete and textually authoritative apparatus. This volume offers a comprehensive introduction, setting Swift's writings of the period into their full historical, political and economic context. In addition to a critical introduction and appendices, there is also an up-to-date bibliography. The volume enables Swift's role as a political and social commentator in the years after the publication of Gulliver's Travels to be understood with new clarity.

    • The first fully annotated edition of Swift's later Irish writings, after 1725, ever to appear
    • An innovative and comprehensive contextual introduction places this period of Swift's career in full context for the first time
    • Most of these works have never previously been published with full scholarly annotation, or with a complete and textually authoritative apparatus
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… hugely and lastingly impressive.' James Ward, The Review of English Studies

    ‘I predict Swift studies are going show a major up-tick, owing to these new volumes. Many young people with access to research libraries are going to find their way to the Dean by this route, and they’re going to learn a lot along the way. So I say hats off to the entire editorial staff of Struldbruggs at Luggnagg University, for their unfathomable erudition and tireless labor. Depend on it, Sir, this Swift is going to last a hundred years.’ Anthony Madrid, RHINO Poetry

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781009160391
    • length: 656 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    General editors' preface
    List of abbreviations
    Irish political writings after 1725
    Associated materials:
    1. Hints for Intelligencer Papers, and Maxims Examined
    2. Letter to the Printer of Thoughts on the Tillage of Ireland
    Appendices: A. Memorial of the Poor Inhabitants of Ireland
    B. The Craftsman's First Letter of Advice, 7 November 1730
    C. The Case of the Woollen Manufacturers
    D. To The Author of those Intelligencers Printed at Dublin
    E. Dublin Weekly Journal, Saturday, June 7th, 1729
    Textual introduction
    Textual accounts of individual works

  • Author

    Jonathan Swift


    David Hayton, Queen's University Belfast
    D. W. Hayton is a Visiting Professor in the School of English and History at the University of Ulster. He was previously Professor of Early Modern Irish and British History at Queen's University Belfast, where he remains Professor Emeritus. He has written widely on Irish and British history, 1680–1750, and co-edited The House of Commons 1690–1715, 5 volume set (Cambridge, 2002) for the History of Parliament Trust. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

    Adam Rounce, University of Nottingham
    Adam Rounce is an Associate Professor in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. He has written extensively on various seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers, including Dryden, Pope, Churchill, Warton, and Johnson. His monograph on literary culture and lack of success in the long eighteenth century, based around figures known to Samuel Johnson, entitled Fame and Failure, 1720–1800: The Unfulfilled Literary Life, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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