Hey Presto!: Swift and the Quacks

Hey Presto!: Swift and the Quacks

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In Hey Presto! Swift and the Quacks, Hugh Ormsby-Lennon reveals how medicine shows, both ancient and modern, galvanized Jonathan Swift's imagination and inspired his wittiest satiric voices. Swift dubbed these multifaceted traveling entertainments his Stage-itinerant or 'Mountebank's Stage.' In the course of arguing that the stage-itinerant formed an irresistible model for A Tale of a Tub, Ormsby-Lennon also surmises that the mountebank's stage will disclose that… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: University of Delaware Press (January 16, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 412 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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