Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) received popularity as an Anglo-Irish writer. Some of his works include Gulliver’s Travels (1726), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712) and A Modest Proposal (1729). He received recognition mostly for his satirist approach in English literature and took part in the publication of poetry. He attended Dublin University in 1682 for over four years. His study material focused on Aristotelian philosophy and logic and allowed him to develop his reasoning skills.
The political situation forced Swift to leave Ireland and move to England in 1688. He worked as a secretary to Sir William Temple at Moor Park, Farnham. Swift published popular novels named The Battle of the Books (1704) and The Tale of a Tub (1704). He became friends with John Gay, John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope, who formed the core of the popular Martinus Scriblerus Club established in 1713. Swift published the well-known Gulliver’s Travels in 1726.
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