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The Benefit of Farting Explained

By Jonathan Swift

ISBN: 9781847496805

120 pages

RRP: £7.99 £4.00

What is the nature, essence and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be taboo? Swift’s The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, in a forceful a posteriori fashion, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulences not adequately vented.

To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox’s ‘Essay upon Wind’ provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farters of the past.

Part of Alma Quirky Classics Collection

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish writer of prose, poetry, essays and political pamphlets, and is probably the best-known satirist in the English language. His novel Gulliver’s Travels is one of the landmarks of world literature.

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