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English Political Writings 1711–1714
'The Conduct of the Allies' and Other Works


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift

  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521829298

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  • The years 1711 to 1714 saw some of Swift's most brilliant and powerful political pamphleteering. Writing for the Tory government, he did more to settle the fate of parties and the nation than any literary figure, before or since. This volume collects together major defences of the government's position, including The Conduct of the Allies and The Publick Spirit of the Whigs, vigorous attacks on his opponents, short satirical broadsides, and brief contributions to periodicals. It also includes some little known work not present in previous editions of Swift. This is the first fully annotated edition of these works. A comprehensive introduction, drawing on contemporary literary and historical scholarship, is supported by detailed explanatory notes on each text. It is also the first edition to identify and collate all relevant contemporary editions and provide a full account of the textual history of each work.

    • This volume is the first in this new scholarly edition of the complete works of Jonathan Swift
    • It includes authoritative texts, full textual apparatus, contextual notes, chronology and bibliographies
    • The key texts in this volume are The Conduct of the Allies and The Publick Spirit of the Whigs
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This volume will be of great use to scholars for many years: it is a very solid, if unspectacular, start to the Cambridge Swift, as well as a monument to the meticulous scholarship of Bertrand Goldgar …' Nicholas McDowell, University of Exeter

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521829298
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    The Conduct of the Allies
    Some Advice Humbly Offer'd to the Members of the October Club
    Some Remarks on the Barrier Treaty
    The New Way of Selling Places at Court
    Some Reasons to Prove, That No Person is Obliged by His Principles, as a Whig, To Oppose Her Majesty or Her Present
    It's Out at Last: Or, French Correspondence Clear as the Sun
    A Dialogue upon Dunkirk, between a Whig and a Tory
    A Hue and Cry after Dismal
    A Letter from the Pretender, to a Whig-Lord
    Refutation of Falsehoods against Lewis or The Examiner (2 February 1713)
    Vote of Thanks by the House of Lords (9 April 1713)
    The Humble Address of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament Assembled, Presented to Her Majesty On Saturday the Eleventh Day of April, 1713
    The Importance of the Guardian Considered
    The Publick Spirit of the Whigs
    A Discourse concerning the Fears from the Pretender
    Some Free Thoughts upon the Present State of Affairs
    Some Considerations upon the Consequences hoped and feared from the Death of the Queen
    Contributions to The Post Boy and The Evening Post
    Transcripts of the British Library manuscripts of the Vote of Thanks and Humble Address
    Textual appendices
    General textual introduction
    Textual notes on individual works

  • Author

    Jonathan Swift


    Bertrand A. Goldgar, Lawrence University, Wisconsin
    Bertrand A. Goldgar is Professor of English at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.

    Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University
    Ian Gadd is Lecturer in English at Bath Spa University.

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