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Directions to Servants

(1731)
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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.



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Hardback Editions

August 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Directions to Servants (Students' Facsimile)
Author(s): Jonathan Swift
ISBN: 0-85417-527-X / 978-0-85417-527-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scolar Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Directions to Servants (Oneworld Classics)
Author(s): Jonathan Swift
ISBN: 1-84749-175-8 / 978-1-84749-175-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
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August 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Directions to Servants (Hesperus Classics)
Author(s): Jonathan Swift, Colm Toibin (foreword)
ISBN: 1-84391-062-4 / 978-1-84391-062-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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December 1995 : UK Paperback

Title: Directions to Servants (Syrens S.)
Author(s): Jonathan Swift
ISBN: 0-14-038914-8 / 978-0-14-038914-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Directions to Servants (Alma Quirky Classics)
Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Alma Books
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January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Directions to Servants
Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Blackthorn Press
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June 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Directions to servants
Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Les Editions de Londres
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