ISBN 9781847491329,The Wonderful Wonder Of Wonders

The Wonderful Wonder Of Wonders


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ISBN 9781847491329

Oneworld Classics

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9781847491329

ISBN-10 1847491324

Hard Back

Number of Pages 123 Pages
Language (English)


A glorious exercise in cheeky punmanship, The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders sees Jonathan Swift in fine form. Flying by the seat of his pants, the great author treats us to a condensed biography of his posterior, enlivened by some inspired wordplay. Originally a mockery of the proposed establishment of a national bank in his native Ireland, and the climate of financial hysteria that inspired it, Swift?s pamphlet contains some timely economic skepticism, as well as a healthy dose of scatological double entendres. Also including a selection of Swift?s other lesser-known works, this volume is a hilarious and illuminating read for any fans of Ireland?s most illustrious wit.