Jonathan Swift: Major Prophet, by A.L. Rowse
Hardcover in Good Condition. Please see close-up of dust jacket.
When young, A.L. Rouse first contemplated writing a life of Swift; now , in the mature reflections of a great scholar, we have a major biography at once hugely readable, highly instructive and acutely relevant to our time. Swift's long life---he was born in 1667 and died in 1745---provides a superb picture of the period, in which all the great issues, political and religious, social and intellectual, are vividly represented.