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by Victori Glendinning

eBook Jonathan Swift download ISBN: 0091791960
Author: Victori Glendinning
Publisher: Random House Uk; First Edition edition (August 20, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 335
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Category: Biography

This book is better than Glendinning's book about Trollope. Glendinning does deal with a rumor of incest, but, unlike some biographers, uses care to keep the reader aware of the fact that it is impossible to prove and most likely just invention.

This book is better than Glendinning's book about Trollope. If you like Swift, this is a good biography to read. You should read it just for the stories about Lady Montagu’s commode and Edward Hyde. There is also the puzzle of Swift. If he was such a monster, why did such A very good biography of Swift.

Poet, polemicist, pamphleteer and wit, Swift is best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels

Poet, polemicist, pamphleteer and wit, Swift is best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels. Jonathan Swift is an infinitely intriguing figure in the literary and political history of England and Ireland. Best known as the author of GULLIVERS TRAVELS, he was an ordained clergyman whose enemies thought did not believe in God. He became a legendary Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, whose ambition for church perferment in Englandwas perpetually frustrated.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Jonathan Swift is an infinitely intriguing figure in the literary and political history of England and Ireland

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Glendinning quotes extensively from Swift's prose and poetry, probing the political and aesthetic sensibilities that led him to such . Victoria Glendinning has a fine reputation as a biographer, and this book merely adds to the luster.

Glendinning quotes extensively from Swift's prose and poetry, probing the political and aesthetic sensibilities that led him to such dark assessments of human nature, but she is just as strong-if not stronger-in her assessment of the two great romantic relationships in his life, with Esther Johnson ("Stella") and Hester Vanhomrigh ("Vanessa").

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Jonathan Swift’s last formal composition, before he.This is not helped by the book’s mistakes.

Jonathan Swift’s last formal composition, before he slipped into the dementia that swallowed him for the last five years of his life, was his own epitaph. In May 1740 he made his will, fastidiously apportioning his property and specifying arrangements for his interment. As Glendinning says, Swift’s death ‘unleashed a spate of speculation and analysis which continues to this day’. Much of it has not been charitable. A Modest Proposal is said to have been written in 1720 (rather than, as was the case, 1729), and thus (impossibly) to have been ‘echoed’ by William King, Archbishop of Dublin in a work written in 1721.

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Victoria Glendinning CBE FRSL (née Seebohm; born 23 April 1937) is a British biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist; she is an Honorary Vice-President of English PEN, a winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, was appointed a CBE in 1998.

Victoria Glendinning CBE FRSL (née Seebohm; born 23 April 1937) is a British biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist; she is an Honorary Vice-President of English PEN, a winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, was appointed a CBE in 1998 and is Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature. She was born in Sheffield to a Quaker family.

Poet, polemicist, pamphleteer and wit, Swift is best known as the author of "Gulliver's Travels". In this biography, Victoria Glendinning investigates the main events and relationships of Swift's life and provides a portrait set in a tapestry of controversy and paradox.
Comments: (5)
Wilalmaine
Victoria Glendinning has a fine reputation as a biographer, and this book merely adds to the luster. SWIFT is, perhaps, more of a portrait of Swift, an extended character of the man, than a nuts and bolts scholarly biography, but it is compelling and useful for the author's insights into what made the man tick and into the nature of his relationships with others, particularly Stella and Vanessa.
JoJoshura
This is a thorough, credible and objective biography of Jonathan Swift. I have found it hard to find any recent sources on Swift and so I very much appreciated Glendinning's account. Received in good condition though I did not realize when I first ordered it that it was coming from the UK (I am in Canada) and so it took a little longer than expected.
Dilmal
This is an ordinary biography about an extraordinary man. Swift is the author of some of the greatest satires ever written -- funny, vicious, scatological -- full of the strength of conviction and powered by a great command of the English language. A lot of that comes through in this biography by Victoria Glendinning, but a lot of it does not.
One of the main annoyances with this book is that there is too much of the biographer in it. The biographer talks about the process of her research. She peppers the book with many instances of "I think" and "I believe", often without any indication of why she thinks or believes these things. The reader is sometimes left concluding: why does her perception of things have any more credence than anyone else's? How has she proved her case?
Glendinning's analyses of some of Swift's work also often seem a little thin and obvious. Granted, she does not have the space to provide in-depth literary criticism, but the assessments she does provide are so thin sometimes that the reader feels he could do without them altogether. The same applies to her mini-critiques of the former biographers of Swift.
The book is not all bad though. The writing style is good and plain, and she does not engage in too many speculations based on slender biographical data. She does not "make things up", does not try to paint the (imagined) scene just so the reader can have "atmosphere". The book is readable and the most of the basic facts about Swift's life are there.
The book ends on a bad note with the last chapter, however, with Glendinning engaging in some generalizations about Swift's life and about literary art which come off as very judgmental and facile.
Геракл
This is no day by day chronicle of a life. Rather, a gerneral view and personal description, 'what Swift is to me'. Once this premise is accepted, the book reads easily, the style is great,the few pictures helpful. The author can be seem to be opinionated or not, but she is always in the background. I had a great time reading this,and I knew very little of Swift beforhand. Now I would like to travel to Dublin, so I guess the book achieved at least something...
Mr_Mole
Glendenning rehashes the most common biographical information on Swift, changes the attack somewhat by veering (sometimes in confusing fashion) from a chronological approach, but puts forth deadly dull prose including estimates of her own estimating with an intrusive 'I'. She sounds like a petted Victorian stiff. There is no life to the book, neither in events or her prose.