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Jonathan Swift Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Gulliver's Travels (With: James Riordan) (1726)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

A Tale of a Tub and Other Works (1704)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journal to Stella (1766)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prose Works Of Jonathan Swift (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Portable Swift (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Prose Works of Jonathan Swift (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Writings (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Poems: v. 1 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poems of Jonathan Swift (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Directions to Servants and Miscellaneous Pieces 1733-42 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Prose and Poetry (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of Swift (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poems (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stella's Birth-Days (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prose Writings (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miscellanies in Prose and Verse by Pope, Swift and Gay (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Writings of Jonathan Swift: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds, Criticism (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jonathan Swift, the Complete Poems (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jonathan Swift: A Critical Edition of the Major Works (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Major Works (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jonathan Swift: Poems selected by Derek Mahon (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Cadenus And Vanessa (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baucis and Philemon (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Battle of the Books (1704)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abolishing Christianity and Other Short Pieces (1708)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works (1729)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Directions to Servants (1731)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polite Conversation (1738)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drapier's Letters (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of Jonathan Swift to Charles Ford (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bickerstaff Partridge Papers (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Examiner and Other Pieces Written in 1710-11 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irish Tracts 1720-1723 and Sermons (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Political Tracts, 1711-1713 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The History of the Last Four Years of the Queen (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irish Tracts 1728-1733 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, D.D. (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A discourse of the contests and dissentions between the nobles and the commons in Athens and Rome with the consequences they had upon both those states (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Discourse Concerning The Mechanical Operation Of The Spirit (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Account Books of Jonathan Swift (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Will and Testament of the Revd. Dr. Jonathan Swift (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swift vs. Mainwaring: The Examiner and the Medley (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Service Is No Inheritance, Or, Rules to Servants According to the REV. Dr. Swift (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swift's Irish pamphlets (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Intelligencer (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sayings of Jonathan Swift (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The benefit of farting explain'd (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Stepping Stone Book (TM) Books

Pioneer Cat (By: Charles Robinson,William H. Hooks) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooter Pepperday (By: Jerry Spinelli) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man in the Iron Mask (By: Paul Mantell) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Horse (By: George E. Stanley,Ann Barrow) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape South (By: Kim L. Siegelson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Horn for Louis (By: Eric A. Kimmel) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture for Marc (By: Matthew Trueman,Eric A. Kimmel) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle Book (By: Diane Wright Landolf) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spotlight for Harry (By: Jim Madsen,Eric A. Kimmel) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey Cake (By: Joan Betty Stuchner) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna Maria's Gift (By: Robert Papp,Janice Shefelman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GoldieBlox Chapter Book #1 (By: Stacy McAnulty) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Reading 2 Books

The Tempestby Rosie DickinsHardcover (By: Rosie Dickins) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robinson Crusoe (By: Daniel Defoe,Peter Dennis,Angela Wilkes) (1719)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Fire Of London (By: Susanna Davidson) (1817)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard of Oz (By: Rosie Dickins) (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom of the Opera (By: Gaston Leroux) (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snow Queen (By: Alan Marks) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pinocchio (By: Katie Daynes) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Shadows (By: Karen Dolby,Katie Daynes) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in Wonderland (By: Lewis Carroll,Lesley Sims) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Heidi (By: Johanna Spyri,Alan Marks,Mary Sebag-Montefiore) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fabulous Story of Fashion (By: Katie Daynes) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories of Castles (By: Lesley Sims) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Ghosts (By: Emma Fischel) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Mansion (By: Phil Roxbee Cox) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of King Arthur ) ) (By: Angela Wilkes) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Canterville Ghost (By: Susanna Davidson) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aesop's Fables (By: Carol Watson) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Travels (By: Gill Harvey) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories of Flying (By: Lesley Sims) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Rome (By: Rosie Dickins) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jason & The Golden Fleece (By: Claudia Zeff) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fairground Ghost (By: Felicity Everett) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind in the Willows (By: Lesley Sims) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Hannukah (By: Susanna Davidson) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Garden (By: Lesley Sims) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Garden (By: Lesley Sims,Alan Marks) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Ships (By: Jane Bingham) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Castles (By: Lesley Sims) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince and the Pauper (By: Susanna Davidson) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diwali (By: Katie Daynes) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Carol (By: Alan Marks) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Beast (By: Louie Stowell,Victor Tavares) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelfth Night (By: Rosie Dickins) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
East of the Sun, West of the Moon (By: Susanna Davidson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of Rubbish (By: Katie Daynes) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Firebird (By: Mairi Mackinnon) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventures of Robin Hood (By: Rob Lloyd Jones) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hercules The World's Strongest Man (By: Alex Frith) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perseus and the Gorgon (By: Lesley Sims) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Midsummer Night's Dream (By: Lesley Sims) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Story of the Olympics (By: Minna Lacey) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spartacus (By: Russell Punter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Around the World in Eighty Days (By: Jane Bingham) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas Carol (By: Lesley Sims) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Travels (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories of Thor (By: Alex Frith) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gunpowder Plot (By: Rob Lloyd Jones) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Death (By: Rob Lloyd Jones) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Stepping Stone Book (TM)Books

The Chalk Box Kid (By: Clyde Robert Bulla) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next Spring an Oriole (By: Gloria Whelan) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Wolf (By: Gloria Whelan,Tony Meers) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey Cake (By: Cynthia Nugent,Joan Betty Stuchner) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Books

The Chalk Box Kid (By: Clyde Robert Bulla) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next Spring an Oriole (By: Gloria Whelan) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Wolf (By: Gloria Whelan,Tony Meers) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miami Jackson Gets It Straight (By: Patricia McKissack,Frederick L. McKissack,Michael Chesworth) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Painted House (By: Leonid Gore,Marion Dane Bauer) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Ghost (By: Peter Ferguson,Marion Dane Bauer) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey Cake (By: Cynthia Nugent,Joan Betty Stuchner) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Ghost (By: Peter Ferguson,Marion Dane Bauer) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Books

Gulliver's Travels (With: John Walker) (1726)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Elevator Duck (By: Polly Berrien Berends) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Barry: The Bravest Saint Bernard (By: Lynn Hall) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein (By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,Larry Weinberg,Ken Barr) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (By: Judith Conaway) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (By: Robert Louis Stevenson,Kate McMullan,Paul Van Munching) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights of the Round Table (By: Gwen Gross) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chalk Box Kid (By: Clyde Robert Bulla) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next Spring an Oriole (By: Gloria Whelan) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver (By: Stephen Marchesi,Gloria Whelan) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minstrel in the Tower (By: Gloria Skurzynski) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pioneer Cat (By: Charles Robinson,William H. Hooks) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens for Breakfast (By: Steve Björkman,Stephanie Spinner,Jonathan Etra) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits (By: Betsy Sachs) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Island (By: Lisa Norby,Fernando Fernández) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah (By: Gloria Whelan) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens for Lunch (By: Steve Björkman,Stephanie Spinner,Jonathan Etra) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Worlds (By: Mary Ann Evans) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Full Moon (By: Leslie Bowman,Gloria Whelan) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Garden (By: Frances Hodgson Burnett,James Howe,Nancy Carpenter) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens For Dinner (By: Steve Bjorkman,Stephanie Spinner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Musketeers (By: Deborah G. Felder) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (By: Monica Kulling) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smasher (By: Dick King-Smith,Richard Bernal) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Wolf (By: Gloria Whelan,Tony Meers) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Ribbon Blues (By: Jerry Spinelli,Donna Kae Nelson) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paint Brush Kid (By: Ellen Beier,Clyde Robert Bulla) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince and the Pauper (By: Jane E. Gerver) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fossil Fever (By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld,Paulette Bogan) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Camp (By: George E. Stanley) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Horses (By: Michael Langham Rowe,George E. Stanley) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (By: Patricia McKissack) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape South (By: Kim L. Siegelson) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Ghost (By: Marion Dane Bauer,Suling Wang) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man in the Iron Mask (By: Paul Mantell) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swiss Family Robinson (By: Johann David Wyss,Daisy Alberto) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Painted House (By: Leonid Gore,Marion Dane Bauer) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mermaids (By: Mel Grant,Lucille Recht Penner) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Ghost (By: Peter Ferguson,Marion Dane Bauer) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle Book (By: John Rowe,Diane Wright Landolf) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture for Marc (By: Matthew Trueman,Eric A. Kimmel) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Horse (By: George E. Stanley,Ann Barrow) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monsters (By: Lucille Recht Penner,Allen Douglas) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey Cake ) (By: Cynthia Nugent,Joan Betty Stuchner) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Horn for Louis: Louis Armstrong - as a kid! (By: Eric A. Kimmel) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice in Wonderland (By: Mallory Loehr) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Little Princess (By: Marion Dane Bauer,Elizabeth Sayles) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna Maria's Gift (By: Robert Papp,Janice Shefelman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spotlight for Harry (By: Jim Madsen,Eric A. Kimmel) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Ghost (By: Peter Ferguson,Marion Dane Bauer) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie (By: Bill Doyle,Scott Altman) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story (By: Marion Dane Bauer,Elizabeth Sayles) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robin Hood: Bullseye Step into Classics (By: Annie Ingle) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stampede of the Supermarket Slugs (By: Bill Doyle,Scott Altman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooter Pepperday (By: Jerry Spinelli) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Junkyard Hog (By: Bill Doyle,Scott Altman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Be Brave (By: Cynthia Nugent,Joan Betty Stuchner) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GoldieBlox Chapter Book #1 (By: Random House) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Best! Pet! Ever! (By: Random House,Stacy McAnulty) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Best Friend Fail! (By: Stacy McAnulty) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Haunted Hacks! (By: Random House,Stacy McAnulty) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spinjitzu Brothers #4: The Chroma's Clutches (By: Random House) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Merged Realms (By: Random House) (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Young Reading 2 Books

The Adventures of King Arthur (By: Peter Dennis,Gill Harvey,Angela Wilkes) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Midsummer Night's Dream (By: Lesley Sims) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swan Princess (By: Rosie Dickins) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Island (By: Angela Wilkes) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tempest (By: Rosie Dickins) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gunpowder Plot (By: Rob Lloyd Jones) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Death (By: Rob Lloyd Jones) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Classic Sea Stories(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
40 Model Essays(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jonathan Swift was a well known Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist, political pamphleteer, cleric, poet, and novelist. He is best remembered for his works like Gulliver’s Travels, A Tale of Tub, Drapier’s Letters, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, etc. The Encyclopedia Britannica has regarded Swift as the foremost English satirist. His poetry is less popular than is satirical proses. Swift used to originally publish his works under the pen names of Lemuel Gulliver, M.B. Drapier, Isaac Bickerstaff, Simon Wagstaff, etc., and anonymously. He was considered a master of 3 satire styles, the Juvenalian and Horatian styles. Swift had an ironic, deadpan style of writing that later got termed as ‘Swiftian’. Author Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 30, 1667. His parents were natives of Goodrich, Herefordshire. But, after the estate of his father was destroyed in the English Civil War, he accompanied his family to Ireland. After moving to Ireland, Swift’s father began practicing law. He died when 7 months before the birth of Swift.

When the author was one year old, he was taken to Whitehaven, Cumberland by his wet nurse. He stayed there for 2 years and learned reading the Bible before returning to his mother in Ireland at the age of 3. The family of Swift had several literary connections through his grandparents. They were related to literary personalities like John Dryden, Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Godwin, Sir William Davenant, etc. When Swift was young, his responsibility was taken by his uncle, Godwin Swift. At six years of age, Godwin sent Swift to study at the Kilkenny College. As he had not learned Latin’s basic declensions he had to start at a lower level, but eventually graduated at the age of 15 in 1682. The same year, Swift enrolled himself at the Dublin University’s Trinity College with financial help from the son of Godwin, Willoughby. During the 4 year course, Swift mainly studied the priesthood of the Middle Ages, philosophy, Aristotelian logic, and basic debating skills. Subsequently, he earned his BA degree in 1686.

While Swift was pursuing a master’s degree, political instability arose in Ireland and forced him to move to England. With the help of his mother, he was able to get employed as a personal assistant and secretary of William Temple. As Temple was an important political personality, who had retired at that time, Swift benefitted very much by working under him. He was often sent to meet various prominent political personalities and also the king to discuss important matters of Temple’s behalf. In 1690, Swift’s health began deteriorating because of Meniere’s disease, forcing him to return to Ireland. This disease plagued Swift for the rest of his life. He came to work for Temple again and obtained his master’s degree from the Hart Hall in 1692. His high acquaintances helped Swift to become the priest of Ireland’s Established Church. He felt miserable in the new role and often hated the isolation in a remote community away from the centers of influence and power. In the meantime, Swift came across Jane Waring and got romantically involved with her.

Following the death of Temple in 1699, Swift tried to complete his unfinished, but was accused of using indiscretions by Temple’s family and close friends. So, he left that work and began working on his own writings. After 1700, Swift resided in Trim, County Meath. Many of his literary works were written during this period. In 1704, he wrote and published The Battle of Books and A Tale of a Tub. These books were appreciated by many and allowed Swift to gain popularity as a writer. His initial success also allowed him to develop close friendships with John Arbuthnot, Alexander Pope, and John Gay. While Swift was gaining a reputation for his work, he was also getting involved in controversies related to relationships with the women around him. One such controversy involved Esther Johnson, who was much younger than him and whom he had mentored when she was a child. People close to Swift had different opinions regarding his relationship with Esther, some termed it an absurd rumor and some others claimed that the two were secretly married. Other women with whom Swift’s name was associated include Esther Vanhomorigh and Anne Long. However, this didn’t affect his writing career and the years that followed brought him a lot of success. Swift breathed his last on October 19, 1745, in Dublin. He was buried beside Esther Johnson as per his wishes.

A very popular book written by author Jonathan Swift is entitled ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. It was first published in 1726 and re-released by Penguin Classics in 2003. The book follows the adventures of the main character named Lemuel Gulliver and is set in fictional places knows as Lilliput and Brobdingnag. At the book’s start, it is described the Lemuel Gulliver’s ship gets wrecked and he drifts in the open sea for many days. One day, he wakes up to discover that he has landed on the shore of Lilliput. Lemuel finds that the island is inhabited by small people. The people of Lilliput become astonished to see a man so much big in height for the first time. Lemuel goes on to share several adventures with the little people of Lilliput. He encounters Brobdingnag’s crude giants as well as the brutish Yahoos. These experiences bring him close to the Liliputans and also give him new insights into the behavior of humans. This savage satire of author Swift views the mankind differently and provides them the uncompromising reflection of themselves.

Another excellent satire prose penned by Swift is called ‘A Modest Proposal’. This book was initially released in 1729 and was re-published in 2008 by the Book Jungle publication. Author Swift has written this essay as a Juvenalian satire. In the essay, he has suggested that the impoverished people of Ireland should sell their children rich ladies and gentlemen as food. This way, they can ease the economic troubles faced by them. Swift has mocked the British officials’ authority through this essay. The prose is included in numerous literature programs to depict the satire of the early modern western era. It is also seen as a good example of the use and concept of argumentative language. Other than the English studies, this essay is included in many global and comparative history and literature courses and also in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, and arts. It helped author Swift to establish himself as a popular name for writing satires on the social issues. His satires reached out to all corners of the world where Swift is seen as an inspirational figure today and one of the pioneers of the modern day literature.

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