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A Tale of a Tub
Author: Jonathan Swift
Background details and bibliographic information
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber
Funded by University College, Cork and
Writers of Ireland II Project
1. First draft, revised and corrected.
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Works mentioned in text or notes
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Editions and secondary Literature
- An excellent bibliography covering many aspects of Jonathan Swift's Life, his writings, and criticism, compiled by Lee Jaffe, is available at http://www.jaffebros.com/lee/gulliver/bib/index.html.
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- Ann Cline Kelly, Jonathan Swift and popular culture: myth, media and the man. Basingstoke 2002.
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- Mark McDayter, 'The haunting of St James's Library: librarians, literature, and The Battle of the Books'. Huntington Library Quarterly, 66:12 (2003) 126.
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- Harry Whitaker, C. U. M. Smith and Stanley Finger (eds.), Explorations of the Brain, Mind and Medicine in the Writings of Jonathan Swift. Springer (US) 2007.
The edition used in the digital edition
- D. Laing Purves, A Tale of a Tub in The works of Jonathan Swift D. D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Carefully selected: with a biography of the author, by D. Laing Purves; and original and authentic notes., Ed. D. Laing Purves. , Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo & Co. (1880) page 4198
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Created: By Jonathan Swift, between 1692 and 1704
Use of language
Language: [EN] Whole text in English.
Language: [LA] Many words and phrases in Latin.
Language: [FR] Some words and phrases in French.
Language: [GR] Some words in Greek.
Language: [IT] A word in Italian.