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A tale of a tub, Jonathan Swift, (ebook)

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A tale of a tub
Title
A tale of a tub
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Swift
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Language
eng
Summary
Published anonymously in 1704, this prose satire by the author of Gulliver's Travels presents 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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Midwest
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Swift, Jonathan
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Literary form
fiction
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Satire
Target audience
adult
Label
A tale of a tub, Jonathan Swift, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780486827711
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Publisher number
MWT12030242
Specific material designation
remote
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12030242
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MWT12030242
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A tale of a tub, Jonathan Swift, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486827711
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12030242
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12030242
System control number
MWT12030242
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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