Hey Presto!: Swift and the Quacks Hugh Ormsby-Lennon

ISBN: 9780874130874

Published: December 1st 2010

Hardcover

412 pages


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Hey Presto!: Swift and the Quacks  by  Hugh Ormsby-Lennon

Hey Presto!: Swift and the Quacks by Hugh Ormsby-Lennon
December 1st 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 412 pages | ISBN: 9780874130874 | 5.34 Mb

Traveling medicine shows, both ancient and modern, galvanized Jonathan Swifts imagination. Dubbing such multifaceted vagabond entertainments his Stage-Itinerant or Mountebanks Stage, Swift mimicked their argot, puffery, and slapstick in AMoreTraveling medicine shows, both ancient and modern, galvanized Jonathan Swifts imagination.

Dubbing such multifaceted vagabond entertainments his Stage-Itinerant or Mountebanks Stage, Swift mimicked their argot, puffery, and slapstick in A Tale of a Tub (1704). Hugh Ormsby-Lennon reveals how the stage-itinerant not only furnished the Tale with its irresistible model but still parades that missing link, long sought, which conjoins the dual objects of Swifts ire: gross Corruptions in both] Religion and Learning.



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