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An Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric, Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin Ireland in 1667.
Swift returned to Ireland in 1690 because of his health, but returned to Temple the following year. His illness—fits of vertigo, now known to be Ménière’s disease—continued to plague him throughout his life. In 1694, Swift took religious orders in the Church of Ireland and became an ordained priest. In 1696, Swift left his post and returned to England, remaining at Temple’s service till his death.
Swift wrote the vision of life as he saw it, without regard for any man. The desire for greater use of common sense, always underlines his work. Gulliver’s Travels is one of his remarkable and strongest satires. It recounts the story of Lemuel Gulliver, a practical-minded Englishman, who takes to the seas when his business fails.
Swift died in Dublin, Ireland, in October 1745, aged seventy-seven.
Books by Jomnathan Swift
“EVERY MAN DESIRES TO LIVE LONG,
BUT NO MAN WISHES TO BE OLD.”
Shipwrecked on his first voyage,...