Anglo-Irish poet, satirist, essayist, and political pamphleteer Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland. He spent much of his early adult life in England before returning to Dublin to serve as Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It was this later stage when he would write most of his greatest works. Swift is widely acknowledged as the greatest prose satirist in the history of English literature. Part of the "Famous Authors" series. Please note this title contains mature themes and potentially offensive language.