A Tale of a Tub

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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Original Publish Date: Dec 13, 2017
Product Number: EB00794864
Released: Dec 04, 2019
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ISBN: #9780486827711
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

Published anonymously in 1704, this prose satire by the author of Gulliver's Travelspresents a story of three brothers, each symbolizing a Christian sect, and an unrelated series of digressions. The "tale" portion centers on Peter, Martin, and Jack, who respectively represent Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, and other dissenting Protestant sects. Charged with maintaining their coats — the Christian faith — exactly as issued, the brothers immediately proceed to make alterations. Jonathan Swift's historical allegory ridicules the conflicts between religious factions, and his digressions offer ironic views of contemporary trends in literature, politics, and theology. Swift's assault on the corruption of the ancient church and the fanaticism of reformers was widely misunderstood at the time of its publication, when England's religion and government were closely linked, causing the author endless problems with churchmen and politicians alike. Acerbic in style and exuberantly witty, A Tale of a Tub remains a powerful parody that ranks among the English language's best satires.

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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Narrator(s): Peter Wickham
Product Number DD46504
Released: Feb 11, 2020
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ISBN: #9781094014661
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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Narrator(s): Peter Wickham
Product Number DD23839
Released: Jan 08, 2016
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843799887
eAudio
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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Narrator(s): Peter Wickham
Product Number Z100103365
Released: Dec 10, 2015
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843799894
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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Product Number EB00677672
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938839