Jonathan Swift Other literary forms

Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Jonathan Swift’s oeuvre includes a large and important body of verse, best assembled in The Poems of Jonathan Swift (1937, 1958), edited by Harold Williams. His letters may be found in The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift (1963-1965), also edited by Williams. Outstanding among a variety of political writings are Swift’s contributions to The Examiner (1710-1711), the treatise called The Conduct of the Allies and of the Late Ministry, in Beginning and Carrying on the Present War (1711), and the important The Drapier’s Letters to the People of Ireland (1735).

His prose writings have been published together in The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift (1939-1968), a fourteen-volume collection edited by Herbert Davis.