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Author Barnett, Louise K.

Title Jonathan Swift in the company of women / Louise Barnett
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents Love dramas -- Stella: "A conjugall love without any conjugall act" -- Vanessa: the questions -- After Stella: the constant seraglio -- Maternity -- The question of misogyny -- Swift and women critics
Summary Jonathan Swift was the subject of gossip and criticism in his own time concerning his relations with women and his representations of them in his writings. For over twenty years he regarded Esther Johnson, "Stella," as "his most valuable friend," yet he is reputed never to have seen her alone. From his time to our own there has been speculation that the two were secretly married--since their relationship seemed so inexplicable then and now. For thirteen of the years that Swift seemed committed to Stella as the acknowledged woman in his life, he maintained a clandestine--but
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Criticism and interpretation
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Relations with women
Vanessa, 1690-1723.
Johnson, Esther, 1681-1728.
Johnson, Esther, 1681-1728
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745
Vanessa, 1690-1723
Misogyny in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Misogyny in literature
Relations with women
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781429469043