This is the second volume of Irvin Ehrenpreis s trilogy, and deals with the period 1699 1714 The years between 1699 and 1710 were a time of training in some ways unfortunate, as Ehrenpreis shows for the dramatic four years which followed for Swift, as a political journalist in England.Swift s ecclesiastical career, his search for preferment and the gradual transformation of his social life are examined The author also scrutinizes Swift s attachment to Esther Johnson and Esther Vanhomrigh, the evolution of his political principles, and his unconscious motivations, and he reaches some original conclusions Above all, however, Ehrenpreis concentrates on Swift s literary works of this period and for some of these, such as An Argument against Abolishing Christianity, The Conduct of the Allies, and A Discourse of the Contests and Dissensions, he provides analyses that can stand as independent critical essays.Volume Two lives up in every way to the high hopes generated for it by Volume One It draws widely on contemporary documents and on modern research into Swift s life and times, providing much new information as well as judgements that are both judicious and original....
|Title||:||Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age, Vol. 2: Dr. Swift (Volume 2)|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press 1st edition January 1, 1967|
|Number of Pages||:||800 pages|
|File Size||:||788 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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