The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders

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A glorious exercise in cheeky punmanship, The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders sees Jonathan Swift in fine form. Flying by the seat of his pants, the great author treats us to a condensed biography of his posterior, enlivened by some inspired wordplay. Originally a mockery of the proposed establishment of a national bank in his native Ireland, and the climate of financial hysteria that inspired it, Swift’s pamphlet contains some timely economic skepticism, as well as a healthy dose of scatological double entendres. ...

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Overview

A glorious exercise in cheeky punmanship, The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders sees Jonathan Swift in fine form. Flying by the seat of his pants, the great author treats us to a condensed biography of his posterior, enlivened by some inspired wordplay. Originally a mockery of the proposed establishment of a national bank in his native Ireland, and the climate of financial hysteria that inspired it, Swift’s pamphlet contains some timely economic skepticism, as well as a healthy dose of scatological double entendres. Also including a selection of Swift’s other lesser-known works, this volume is a hilarious and illuminating read for any fans of Ireland’s most illustrious wit.

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Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) is one of the foremost prose satirists in the English language. Best known for Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal, he is also the author of The Benefit of Farting.

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