The Intelligencer

The Intelligencer

by Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, James Woolley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198126700

ISBN-13: 9780198126706

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In 1728-1729, Jonathan Swift and his friend Thomas Sheridan anonymously published the Intelligencer, a trenchant and often witty commentary on the Irish social and political scene in the year before the publication of A Modest Proposal. The first collected edition of the Intelligencer since 1730, this volume presents the rare original Dublin pamphlets, including

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In 1728-1729, Jonathan Swift and his friend Thomas Sheridan anonymously published the Intelligencer, a trenchant and often witty commentary on the Irish social and political scene in the year before the publication of A Modest Proposal. The first collected edition of the Intelligencer since 1730, this volume presents the rare original Dublin pamphlets, including full commentary and appendices based on contemporary broadsides, newspapers, and manuscripts, and a fresh bibliographical analysis of the work's textual transmission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198126706
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Abbreviations and Short Titles
General Introduction1
Characteristics and Emphases1
Publication and Reception3
Sheridan's Life6
Sheridan the Writer16
Swift, Sheridan, and the Intelligencer20
Dates of the Intelligencers26
A Note on the Annotation33
Textual Introduction35
The Intelligencer, Nos. 1-2045
Appendices
AArchbishop King on the Taxation of Ireland227
BUnpublished Contemporary Comment230
CWilliam Duncombe's Essay on The Beggar's Opera234
DCommentary in Mist's and Fog's236
EThe True Character and On Paddy's Character244
FBuilding in Dublin c. 1728249
GPublished Replies to No. 16251
HThe Spurious No. 20261
IThe Bowyer-Davis Preface267
JIntended Papers: Swift's Manuscript Hints269
KTo the Author of Those Intelligencers Printed at Dublin276
LUnauthorized Titles of the Intelligencers283
Textual Notes285
Conventions287
General Bibliographical Note288
Nos. 1-20 and Appendices A-L298
Index341

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