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A Tale of a Tub

The Battle of the Books - The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit

Ed. Frank H Ellis, Jonathan Swift

Described by Frank Ellis as ‘an amazing comic book’, Jonathan Swift’s story of Peter (Catholic), Martin (Anglican) and Jack (Dissenter) and their inheritance (a jacket apiece) is a satire on ‘the numerous and gross Corruptions in Religion and Learning’. Swift also takes aim at religious fanaticism and the contemporary debate about the Ancient and Moderns in two accompanying works: The Battle of the Books and The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit. This complete edition includes Sir Andrew Fontaine’s original illustrations (1710).
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Product information:
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • Year: 2006
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 270pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 235x168mm
  • ISBN: 9780820498256
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
Product code:
507865
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