Jonathan Swift

In this collection, you can find a wealth of material by or relating to Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745). Listen to the talks by Dr Abigail Williams, read the ebooks and essays to learn more about Swift and his work.

Read the essays:

Jonathan Swift and 'A Tale of a Tub' and Jonathan Swift and 'Gulliver's Travels', distilled from a lecture series on Jonathan Swift given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire project by Kate O'Connor.

You may also want to explore the essays about The World of Writing in the 18th Century and High and Low Culture and the resources associated with them.

# Title Description Contributor
1 Jonathan Swift and the Art of Undressing

Dr Abigail Williams gives a talk on Jonathan Swift and the Art of Undressing

Abigail Williams
2 The Lady’s Dressing Room (reading)

The Lady’s Dressing Room by Jonathan Swift.
Text from Project Gutenberg...

3 Swirls and secrets: the mysteries of Jonathan Swift's love letters

In Swift's letters to his adored Stella, we see an elaborate combination of language and...

Abigail Williams
# Title Description Contributor
1 Swirls and secrets: the mysteries of Jonathan Swift's love letters

In Swift's letters to his adored Stella, we see an elaborate combination of language and...

Abigail Williams
2 Jonathan Swift and the Art of Undressing

Dr Abigail Williams gives a talk on Jonathan Swift and the Art of Undressing

Abigail Williams
# Title Description Author
1 Politics vs. Literature: An Examination of Gulliver’s Travels

Essay

George Orwell
2 The Intelligencer

ebook version of The Intelligencer

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
3 Hearing Eighteenth-Century Occasional Poetry by and about Women: Swift and Barbauld

An article by Elizabeth Kraft (The University of Georgia) in Aphra Behn Online: Interactive...

Elizabeth Kraft
4 The battle of the books and other short pieces Jonathan Swift
5 Miscellanies. By J. Swift. To which is prefix'd, A complete key to the Tale of a tub.

Originally published as: A meditation upon a broom-stick, and somewhat beside.

Jonathan Swift
6 The conduct of the allies, and of the late ministry, in beginning and carrying on the present war

The fifth edition, corrected.
London : Printed for John Morphew

Jonathan Swift
7 A serious and useful scheme, to make an hospital for incurables, of universal benefit to all His Majesty's subjects. ..

A serious and useful scheme, to make an hospital for incurables, of universal benefit to all His...

Jonathan Swift
8 A letter to a young gentleman, lately enter'd into holy orders. By a person of quality. It is certainly known, that the following treatise was writ in Ireland by ... Dr. Swift,

Full title: A letter to a young gentleman, lately enter'd into holy orders. By a person of...

Jonathan Swift
9 A letter from a member of the House of Commons in Ireland to a member of the House of Commons in England, concerning the sacramental test

Dated on final page "Dublin, December the 4th. 1708.".
A member of the House of Commons in...

Jonathan Swift
10 A collection of articles about Swift, and reviews of books by and about him, taken mainly from 19th century periodicals

(starts on page 297)

11 A Modest Proposal ...

A Modest Proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on...

Jonathan Swift
12 Miscellanies in prose and verse

2d ed., 1713, London : Printed for John Morphew

Jonathan Swift
13 Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World Jonathan Swift
14 Tale of a Tub

ebook version of Tale of a Tub

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
15 The Journal to Stella

With preface, introduction and notes by George A. Aitken.

Jonathan Swift
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Jonathan Swift and 'A Tale of a Tub'

This essay is the first of two distilled from a lecture series on Jonathan Swift given by Dr...

Abigail Williams, Kate O'Connor
2 Jonathan Swift and 'Gulliver's Travels'

This essay is the second of two distilled from a lecture series on Jonathan Swift given by...

Abigail Williams, Kate O'Connor
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 A Map of Lilliput

Map of Lilliput, for the 1726 edition of Jonathan Swift's Lemuel Gulliver's travels into...

2 Tale of a Tub - title page

Title page of the en:1704 en:Tale of a Tub The page was set and produced by en:John Nutt, en:...

3 Jonathan Swift
4 Front Cover for Issue 16 of Gulliver's Travels

Cover scan of Classic Comics no. 16: Gulliver's Travels (December 1943; Lilian Chesney cover and...