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Directions to Servants

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Directions to Servants by Jonathan Swift
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Taking the form of a handbook of manners, and addressed to each servant individually, Directions to Servants is the ultimate upstairs/downstairs battle. With scathing wit, Swift pits master against servant in an endless struggle for order, frugality and the best bits of the roast. His servants are lazy, profligate, and acquisitive: always on the lookout for a shilling to be made on the sale of leftovers, or a half-bottle of wine to share with the cook. Written in Swift's final years of sanity, Directions to Servants is a last hilarious outpouring of cynicism at a lifetime's accumulation of poor service.

Author Biography

Irish clergyman and satirist Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) is best remembered for his philosophical parody Gulliver's Travels. Journalist and political correspondent Colm Toibin is one of Ireland's leading contemporary writers. His most recent novel is the Booker-shortlisted The Blackwater Lightship.
Release date Australia
August 29th, 2003
Contributor
Foreword by Colm Toibin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Hesperus Press Ltd
Pages
112
Dimensions
124x195x6
ISBN-13
9781843910626
Product ID
1936256

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