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Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: Bored of the
Rings, A Tale of a Tub, Louie Knight, Pride and Prejudice and
Zombies, Cold Comfort Farm, The Princess Bride, Sense and
Sensibility and Sea Monsters, National Lampoon's Doon, What a Carve
Up , Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Superfolks, Mashup,
Snowball's Chance, A Cool Million, The Torrents of Spring, Pride
and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, The Chronicles of
Blarnia: The Lying Bitch in the Wardrobe, The Wind Done Gone, The
Ascent of Rum Doodle, The Asti Spumante Code, A Fate Totally Worse
than Death, The Soddit, Star Warped, Gooflumps, Queen Victoria:
Demon Hunter, The Va Dinci Cod, Daddy's Boy: A Son's Shocking
Account of Life with a Famous Father, A Midsummer Night's Gene, A
Midsummer's Nightmare, Mansfield Park and Mummies. Excerpt: A Tale
of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift,
composed between 1694 and 1697 and published in 1704. It is
arguably his most difficult satire, and perhaps his most masterly.
The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of
"digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one
of the main branches of western Christianity. The "tale" presents a
consistent satire of religious excess, while the digressions are a
series of parodies of contemporary writing in literature, politics,
theology, Biblical exegesis, and medicine. The overarching parody
is of enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. At the time it was written,
politics and religion were still linked very closely in England,
and the religious and political aspects of the satire can often
hardly be separated. "The work made Swift notorious, and was widely
misunderstood, especially by Queen Anne herself who mistook its
purpose for profanity." "It effectively disbarred its author from
proper preferment within the church," but is cons...
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