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Lines on the Birthday of Dr Swift

Jonathan Swift, by Charles Jervas, 1710. It is my birthday this week. People have already started celebrating. Because for the last 350 years I have been vexing the world, they still gather to talk about me, to talk about my books. They write books about...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Nov 2017

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) features a new article on...

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) features a new article on Jonathan Swift, the master satirist: “Dark Humour and Moral Sense Theory: Or, How Swift Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Evil,” by Shane Herron, Furman University Read this article...

The Mystery of the Missing Marginalia

In 1745, Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, and author of Gulliver’s Travels, died. In 1751, the first biography of Swift was published: Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift by John Boyle, the Earl of...
From: The Hurd Library on 28 Nov 2013

Gulliver visits the Brobdinagians, an illustration from an...

Gulliver visits the Brobdinagians, an illustration from an edition of Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (first published 1726). The giants look charmed by the teensy man, but what are they planning to do with those enormous sickles? Read more about...

Pangloss, Guru of Positive Thinking: Candide at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Mark Ravenhill is now in his second year as Writer in Residence at the RSC. His latest play, Candide, ‘inspired by Voltaire’, is currently in rehearsal and opens at the Swan Theatre in Stratford on 29 August, where it will run until 26 October. The...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Aug 2013

Gulliver's Travels & The Gunpowder Bag.

Gunpowder bags were used in the 18th century for carrying extra gunpowder, but these bags were usually contained in another pack, such as a knapsack. But in the 17th century it seems these gunpowder bags were carried instead of a powder horn. Have you...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Jun 2013

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