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Viewing Entry - The battle of the books, and other short pieces (S15488)
by Swift, Jonathan.

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Overview

TitleThe battle of the books, and other short pieces
Author / Responsible partySwift, Jonathan.
CollectionNonfiction
GenrePoetry, Anthropology.
TopicsPoetry, Anthropology. English essays Satire, English Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2021

Summary

"The Battle of the Books" depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, "The Battle of the Books" has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. It is one of his earliest well-known works.

Additional Information

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System control numberS15488
Original Print PublisherLondon ; Paris ; New York ; Melbourne : Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886
NarratorElijah Fisher.
Narrator NameElijah Fisher.
Participant or performer noteElijah Fisher.
Narrators GenderMale narrator