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by Jonathan Swift,Toby Litt

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ISBN:
1843911477
Author:
Jonathan Swift,Toby Litt
Category:
Dramas & Plays
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hesperus Press (May 1, 2007)
Pages:
124 pages
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Polite Conversation (Hesperus Classics) Paperback – May 1, 2007. by Jonathan Swift (Author), Toby Litt (Foreword).

Polite Conversation (Hesperus Classics) Paperback – May 1, 2007. Raining cats and dogs" - yes Swiftian.

Polite Conversation (Paperback). Published May 1st 2007 by Hesperus Press. Polite Conversation: In Three Dialogues (Classic Reprint). Published April 23rd 2018 by Forgotten Books. Paperback, 124 pages. Hardcover, 228 pages. Author(s): Jonathan Swift. ISBN: 0265273897 (ISBN13: 9780265273890).

Polite Conversation book. Polite Conversation (Hesperus Classics). Despite having the same image on the cover, my copy is introduced (not very interestingly) by Toby Litt rather than by Lynne Truss. A companion piece to the popular Directions to Servants, Polite. 1843911477 (ISBN13: 9781843911470).

Toby Litt (foreword). Manufacturer: Hesperus Press Ltd Release date: 14 March 2007 ISBN-10 : 1843911477 ISBN-13: 9781843911470. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

A companion piece to the popular Directions to Servants, Polite Conversation is a witty, brilliantly conceived treatise on manners and small talk .

A companion piece to the popular Directions to Servants, Polite Conversation is a witty, brilliantly conceived treatise on manners and small talk from the master o. .

Cliistotcfe ^rees ISiitions. POLITE CONVERSATION

Cliistotcfe ^rees ISiitions. Swift has illustrated the two in the two parts of this astonishing book, and whoso looks into the matter a little narrowly will have no difficulty in finding this out. Far be it from me to depreciate the "newer" kind, but I may be permitted to think it the lower. It is certainly the easier.

The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, . Volume 04, Swift's Writings on Religion and the Church - Volume 2. The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, . Jonathan Swift. The Journal to Stella.

The satirist Jonathan Swift published Polite Conversation in 1738

The satirist Jonathan Swift published Polite Conversation in 1738. It consists of three satirical dialogues at breakfast, dinner and tea, presented as a guide to ‘Genteel and Ingenious Conversation, According to the Most Polite Mode and Method Now Used at Court, and in the Best Companies of England’. The text is full of catch-phrases, colloquialisms, slang, oaths, exclamations, greetings, farewells and all kinds of banality. Several features, such as prefacing a remark with pray, come or faith, capture polite conversation of the period

late in Swift's life, and he himself derived no pecuniary benefit from it.

But it neither deals nor pretends to deal with the whole of the subject. Indeed, the idea of Swift's character which the " Con- versation" gives does not square alto- gether well with the view true, but one- sided which it suited Mr. Thackeray to take of Swift. The " Conversation " appeared^ very. late in Swift's life, and he himself derived no pecuniary benefit from it.

A companion piece to the popular Directions to Servants, Polite Conversation is a witty, brilliantly conceived treatise on manners and small talk from the master of English satire. Beginning with an "expert" introduction to the perils of ill-educated discourse, Swift seeks to offer a remedy for conversational disasters. His aim: to ensure one is always equipped with the correct response, no matter the situation, and the means with which to stoke up conversation when it lapses into awkward silence. To prove his theses, he then proffers three mock dialogues, citing the drawing room as the most suitable place to display the art of elegant and polite conversation. The result is a hilarious and deeply ironic analysis that is as relevant today as when it was first conceived. Irish clergyman and satirist Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) is best remembered for his philosophical parody Gulliver's Travels.
  • GAMER
How can you read anything by Swift and not be entertained? This volume contains some gems that have worked their way into the English language. "Raining cats and dogs" - yes Swiftian.
  • Zuser
Excellent