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Directions to Servants (Quirky Classics)

Directions to Servants (Quirky Classics)

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Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Alma Classics
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A tongue-in-cheek manual on how servants should cope with the demands of their masters and perform their tasks in ways that will best satisfy their indolence, wastefulness and greed, Directions to Servants takes a caustic and irreverent look at master-servant relations. Written towards the end of his writing career and published posthumously, this pamphlet shows Swift – who was himself known to be strict but fair to his own servants, as illustrated in the Appendix to this volume – at his witty and mischievous best.

About the Author

Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 20, 1667. He was best known for his political satire in pieces such as A Modest Proposal and Gulliver’s Travels. After spending his youth in London, he returned to Dublin to serve as the Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He died on October 19, 1745.