Battle of the Books [NOOK Book]

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The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704, though it was written as early as 1697. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St. James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, The Battle of the Books has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the ...
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Battle of the Books

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Overview

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704, though it was written as early as 1697. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St. James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, The Battle of the Books has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

The title for chapter one tells it all: "A full and true account of the battle fought last Friday between the ancient and the modern books in Saint James's Library."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412158138
  • Publisher: eBooksLib
  • Publication date: 4/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,202,023
  • File size: 209 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was one of the most influential political writers of his time. He is best remembered for Gulliver's Travels and the political satire A Modest Proposal.

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