Jonathan Swift : our dean


    • Hammond, Eugene


Jonathan Swift : our dean

Eugene Hammond

University of Delaware Press, c2016

  • : cloth

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 789-795) and index



Jonathan Swift: Our Dean (along with its companion, Jonathan Swift: Irish Blow-in) aspires to be the most accurate and engaging critical biography of Jonathan Swift ever. It builds on the thorough research of Irvin Ehrenpreis's highly regarded 1962-1983 three-volume biography, but re-interprets Swift's life and works by re-assessing his 1714-1720 repudiating the pretender while remaining friends with many who did not, by acknowledging that he likely had a physical affair with Esther Vanhomrigh between 1719 and 1723, by questioning whether in any sense he was a misanthrope, by noting his real care for Esther Johnson in her final illness, and by emphasizing the mutual love between Swift and his caretakers during his final difficult years.


Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Contents Part One: 1714-1720: Teaching Knightly Chetwode How to Behave Part Two: 1720-1726: I Attempted to Rise, but Was [at first] Not Able To Stir Part Three: 1726-1728: Choosing Esther Johnson over Professional Opportunity in England Part Four: Premature Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift Part Five: 1732-1745 Internal Monitor Not Always Engaged Bibliography

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