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Published by R. West in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Correspondence.,
  • Vanessa, 1690-1723 -- Correspondence.,
  • Authors, Irish -- 18th century -- Correspondence.

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Edition Notes

Statementby A. Martin Freeman.
ContributionsSwift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
LC ClassificationsPR3726 .A48 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p., [1] leaf of leaves :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4544230M
ISBN 100849208084
LC Control Number77011720

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Esther Vanhomrigh (known by the pseudonym Vanessa; c. – 2 June ), an Irish woman of Dutch descent, was a longtime lover and correspondent of Jonathan 's letters to her were published after her death. Her fictional name "Vanessa" was created by Swift by taking Van from her surname, Vanhomrigh, and adding Esse, the pet form of her first name, Esther. Jonathan Swift (30 November – 19 October ) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".. Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (), Gulliver's Born: 30 November , Dublin, Ireland.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Vanessa and her correspondence with Jonathan Swift by Esther Vanhomrigh, , Selwyn & Blount edition, in EnglishPages: Vanessa and her correspondence with Jonathan Swift: The letters edited for the first time from the: ISBN () Softcover, BiblioLife, .

The intensity of his relationship with her, as with Stella, is questionable, but Vanessa died a few weeks after his final rupture with her in Swift became a national hero of the Irish with his Drapier Letters () and his bitterly ironical pamphlet A Modest Proposal (), which propounds that the children of the poor be sold as food.   Swift would meet her and write to her, and seems to have been torn between her and Stella, who was evidently displeased by, perhaps distraught at, Swift's other passion. Jonathan Swift - Jonathan Swift - Withdrawal to Ireland: With the death of Queen Anne in August and the accession of George I, the Tories were a ruined party, and Swift’s career in England was at an end. He withdrew to Ireland, where he was to pass most of the remainder of his life. After a period of seclusion in his deanery, Swift gradually regained his energy.   The name Vanessa is not Greek. It was invented by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift c. as a pseudonym for Esther Vanhomrigh, who was romantically attached to him, and composed of elements of her name. He used it in private correspondence and pu.

Jonathan Swift () Ian Campbell Ross. Jonathan Swift is celebrated as the author of Gulliver’s Travels (), the most widely read book ever written in Ireland or by an Irish writer. Never out of print since its first publication, translated into countless languages, read in innumerable editions and abridgements, made into films and cartoons (one starring Mickey Mouse), and the. Search result for vanessa-martin: Vanessa and Her Correspondence with Jonathan Swift. the Letters Edited for the First Time from the Originals with an Introd. by A. Martin Freema(), Vanessa Winship(), Creating an Islamic State(), Una Pasantia Llamada Vida(), Iran's Constitutional Revolution(), Developing Student . Swift's observation to Knightley Chetwode manifests both his caution and his fear, characteristics that famously inform his association with Vanessa. She, in contrast, is linked with the fervent importuning and misery of the letter cited at the start, a description that deforms the Swift–Vanessa correspondence and by extension their long involvement.   Stella was 9 when Swift became her private tutor; later, a lifelong friend. His “Journal to Stella,” an intimate series of letters to her and her dull companion and chaperone, has become.