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The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver

by Robert A. Prather

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Published by Acclaim Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature & Fiction / General,
  • United States - General,
  • United States - State & Local - South,
  • History,
  • History: American

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRon D. Bryant (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages346
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11841943M
    ISBN 100979880211
    ISBN 109780979880216
    OCLC/WorldCa191213844

    The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver. Swift was a miner in the s and is said to have owned the largest mansion in Alexandria, Virginia. Was the mine in Kentucky or Virginia or Tennessee? Some traditions say it is/was in Kentucky. What is .   The story of Swift's Lost Silver Mine is one of the great legends and mysteries in Appalachian history. The story dates all the way back to when an Englishman named Jonathan (also known as John) Swift is said to have discovered a large silver mine inside a .

    Leo Damrosch’s new biography of Jonathan Swift, Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, is clearly an attempt to write the definitive previous incumbent weighed in at pages, so its approach was clearly to overwhelm the reader with detail and sheer volume of material. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is the debut novel by British writer Susanna hed in , it is an alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic premise is that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan read by: Simon Prebble.

    Jonathan Swift was born into a poor family that included his mother (Abigail) and his sister (Jane). His father, a noted clergyman in England, had died seven months before Jonathan's birth. There is not much known of Swift's childhood, and what is reported is not always agreed upon by biographers.   Jonathan Swift has always both attracted and nettled biographers. Soon after his death in , memoirists were jostling to unpuzzle the private life of this censor of his times.


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The strange case of Jonathan Swift and the real Long John Silver. [Robert A Prather] This book investigates the mystery and legend of Jonathan Swift of Alexandria, Virginia, a merchant with legendary silver mines, and the probable connection between the Swift silver mine legend and Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

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Most readers will be familiar with the name Jonathan Swift. However, this is not the Jonathan Swift that wrote "Gulliver’s Travels" but the Jonathan Swift who is thought to have discovered a silver mine in Eastern Kentucky around Author: Anne Boling. Other well-known works by Stevenson include “Strange Case of Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “Kidnapped.” Mr. Prather’s book in stated Long John Silver’s treasure could have been based on the legendary silver mine treasure of Jonathan Swift and that Swift’s fortune might have been located a few miles from the Fort Knox depository.

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Robert Prather, author of "The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver" will give a book talk via Skype and discuss his research into the possibility that Jonathan Swift was a pirate who inspired swashbuckling tales.

Jonathan Swift's connection to local area will also be discussed. Adults, teens. Robert Prather has spent years trying to figure out the real Jonathan Swift - the man behind the legends of pirates, treasure and mystery. After his most recent visit to Alexandria and Lake.

An article in the Hardin County News-Enterprise pointed me to an interesting-sounding book I wasn't aware of: Robert Prather's The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the real Long John Silver.

In it, Prather makes the case for the semi-mythical pirate Jonathan Swift and the semi-mythical pirate Long John Silver being one and the same man, and suggests that Swift may have buried his. Robert A. Prather is the author of The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver-Revised Edition -Swift's silver mine discovered ( 4/5(5).

Hardin County History Museum Board President Bill Bennett, left, and local author Robert Prather, who wrote the book “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver,” pose. Prather wrote the book “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver.” The Travel Channel was at the Hardin County History Museum on Monday to interview local author Robert.

The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver. From ancient maps, documents and charts, to personal diaries and secret Masonic archives, author Robert Prather boldly delves into both the mystery and legend of Swift, as well as the probable connections with Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure, Treasure Island.

Looking for books by Jonathan Swift. See all books authored by Jonathan Swift, including Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, and A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works, and more on Mary Price of Miller’s Mill Publishing speaks with Robert Prather representing Acclaim Press and his book The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and The Real Long John Silver Author Eddie Price with designer Kathy Cummings showing off the new book - One Drop — A Slave.

Robert Prather, in his book The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the real Long John Silver, makes the case for the semi-mythical pirate Jonathan Swift and the semi-mythical pirate Long John. For Robert Prather, the Garrett, Kentucky-based author of the book “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver,” it’s fitting that a pirate festival is taking place.

This latest biography of Jonathan Swift is both an academic study and immensely readable book. With painstaking and meticulous research, acclaimed academic and biographer Leo Damrosch has left no stone unturned in his effort to make this most intriguing of characters come alive/5.

Jonathan Swift (30 November – 19 October ) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".

Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (), Gulliver's Born: 30 NovemberDublin, Ireland.

Sept. Treasure Reading. Pirate Week Robert Prather, author of “The Strange Case of Jonathan Swift and the Real Long John Silver” will give a book talk via Skype and discuss his research into the possibility that Jonathan Swift was a pirate who inspired swashbuckling an Swift’s connection to the local area will also be discussed.Legend of Jonathan Swift and Fabulous Silver Mine While most historians are agreed that Swift's first name was Jonathan, no official records of writing has ever been produced, as far as is known, which reveals his first name; and this writer is inclined to the opinion that the name "Jonathan" is traditional because of the famous Jonathan Swift of.Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 30th, and died there on October 19th, The external events of his life, his ups and downs, are well known, but scholars differ when each.