Swift, the Book, and the Irish Financial Revolution offers a fresh and engaging reading... Moore's study is thought-provoking and makes a number of important interventions in both the literary scholarship on the financial revolution and in Swift scholarship more generally.
This stimulating study... will appeal to a range of audiences. Moore's study forms an important addition to a growing body of work that explores the relationships between states and their creditors.
(Anne L. Murphy Journal of British Studies
In Mr. Moore's valuable contribution, his 'economic criticism' allows an intense reading of Swift's satires that was not unknown to former critics, but which has never been spelled out so consistently... Thanks to systematic application of economic criticism, Mr. Moore's book deserves praise. No Swift library of major importance should be without it.
(Rudolf Freiburg Scriblerian
About the Author
Sean D. Moore is an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire at Durham. He has published several essays dealing with critical theory, eighteenth-century literature and history, and colonial Ireland.