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A Journal to Stella

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 24 Nov 2017
BestrememberedastheauthorofGulliver'sTravels,JonathanSwiftwasaDublinnativewhosepoliticalpamphleteeringledtoaLondon-basedpositionaseditorofaconservativeperiodical.Thisjournal,writtenbetween1710-1713,consistsof65letterstohisfriendandprotge,Esther"Stella"Johnson,andhercompanion,RebeccaDingley.Theletterssparklewiththesatirist'srenownedwitandofferanintimateaccountofthepersonalities,politics,anddramaofQueenAnne'scourt.
SwiftwasStella'stutorwhenshewasachild,andthepairformedalifelongattachment.IncontrasttothegrandepistlesSwiftexchangedwithAlexanderPopeandJohnGay,theletterstoStellawerewrittenwithnothoughtoftheireventualpublication.Fullofcourtgossip,bawdyjokes,andbabytalk,theyrevealtheauthor'sopinions,hopes,anddisappointmentswiththeimmediacyandenergyofrealconversation.SwiftofferstartassessmentsoftheDukeofMarlborough("covetousasHell,andambitiousastheprinceofit"),theDukeofNewcastle'sdaughter("handsome,andhasgoodsense,butredhair"),andotherprominentfiguresoftheera,includingwritersJosephAddison,RichardSteele,andWilliamCongreve.Detailsofhiseverydayactivities--scroungingfordinnerinvitations,quarrelswithhismanservant,lamentsoverthepriceofperiwigs,coal,sedan-chairs,andotheressentials--offerinsightsintoeighteenth-centuryLondonlife.JustasSwift'sliteraryworksrevealhiswitandgenius,hislivelyandaffectionatelettersprovideglimpsesofhisverysoul.
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ISBN-13: 9780486816876
ISBN-10: 0486816877
Pagini: 640
Dimensiuni: 139 x 216 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.73 kg
Editura: Dover Publications Inc.