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Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift

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A travel book which describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. It also includes the changing frontispiece portraits of Gulliver.
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Gulliver's Travels Summary


Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

'Thus, gentle Reader, I have given thee a faithful History of my Travels for Sixteen Years, and above Seven Months; wherein I have not been so studious of Ornament as of Truth.' In these words Gulliver represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just set down; but how far can we rely on a narrator whose identity is elusive and whoses inventiveness is self-evident? Gulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consummately skilful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift plays tricks on us, and delivers one of the world's most disturbing satires of the human condition. This new edition includes the changing frontispiece portraits of Gulliver that appeared in successive early editions.

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Gulliver's Travels Reviews


"An excellent edition...I look forward to adopting it next time I use Gulliver in a course."--Peter Schakel, Hope College


"An excellent edition...I look forward to adopting it next time I use Gulliver in a course."--Peter Schakel, Hope College

"An excellent edition...I look forward to adopting it next time I use Gulliver in a course."--Peter Schakel, Hope College


"An excellent edition...I look forward to adopting it next time I use Gulliver in a course."--Peter Schakel, Hope College


About Jonathan Swift



Claude Rawson edited Fielding's Jonathan Wild and is the author of God, Gulliver, and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination 1492-1945. Ian Higgins is Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Australian National University, Canberra. Claude Rawson and Ian Higgins are General Editors of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift in 16 volumes.

Additional information

GOR001391617
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2005-03-10
432
0192805347
9780192805348
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.