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  • Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel | John Stubbs

    Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Stubbs
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Jonathan Swift's world-famous books - from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal - are unparalleled in their piercing critique of modern society. Half-orphaned, a Dubliner by birth, but a man who would always insist he was English, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a figure of great contradictions.

  • Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War | John Stubbs

    Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Stubbs
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    In the follow up to his "vivid, ardent, and engaging" John Donne: The Reformed Soul (New York Review of Books), John Stubbs finds his next subject in the turbulent period of the English Civil War. With a centuries-old conflict between the monarchy and Parliament threatening to explode, a group of poets known as Cavaliers emerged to defend the king against the Protestant reformers and, in doing so, defined an artistic movement exemplified by lines such as Robert Herrick's "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may."

    Paul Z. says: "Good book, so-so narrator"
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