Publisher Description

The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift and published as part of the prolegomena to his A Tale of a Tub in 1704. It depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St. James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, "The Battle of the Books" has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1745
October 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
165
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
120.5
KB

More Books by Jonathan Swift