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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wadsworth Collection

By (author) Jonathan Swift, Introduction and notes by Doreen Roberts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 22mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260274
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260278
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 6,092

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Jonathan Swift's classic satirical narrative was first published in 1726, seven years after Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (one of its few rivals in fame and breadth of appeal). As a parody travel-memoir it reports on extraordinary lands and societies, whose names have entered the English language: notably the minute inhabitants of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag, and the Yahoos in Houyhnhnmland, where talking horses are the dominant species. It spares no vested interest from its irreverent wit, and its attack on political and financial corruption, as well as abuses in science, continue to resonate in our own times.

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By John Molloy 04 Jul 2011 5

Gulliver's Travels is brilliant. Probably my favourite book of all time. Must read.

Editorial reviews

Again, there is an unadorned feeling to this book, despite a number of line illustrations. Weisgard's work in color is so superior, that one perhaps expects more of him than of many other artists. But his line drawings add little to the force of this book. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Gulliver set sail not knowing what fantastic adventures await him. First he is shipwrecked on the island of Lilliput where the people are only six inches high! Then, he voyages to Brobdingnag, a land of towering giants. Will Gulliver ever make it back home?