Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Irish writer of essays, satire, and political tracts. His best-known works include Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest satirical works ever written. Through the misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver, his hopelessly “modern” protagonist, Swift exposes many of the follies of the English Enlightenment, from its worship of science to its neglect of traditional philosophy and theology. Swift’s satire on… Read more »