Famous Affinities of History Volume 4 by Lyndon Orr
Famous Affinities of History Volume 4
Author: Lyndon Orr
Title: Famous Affinities of History Volume 4
ISBN10: 1407627899
ISBN13: 978-1407627892
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: HardPress Publishing (January 29, 2010)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1859 kb
Size epub: 1846 kb
Rating: 5.0 ✪
Votes: 269
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Excerpt from Famous Affinities of History, Vol. 4: The Romance of Devotion

The story of Jonathan Swift and of the two women who gave their lives for love of him is familiar to every student of English literature. Swift himself, both in letters and in politics, stands out a conspicuous figure in the reigns of King William III and Queen Anne. By writing Gulliver's Travels he made himself immortal The external facts of his singular relations with two charming women are sufficiently well known; but a definite explanation of these facts has never yet been given. Swift held his tongue with a repellent taciturnity. No one ever dared to question him. Whether the true solution belongs to the sphere of psychology or of physiology is a question that remains unanswered.

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