Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"

Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Gulliver's Travels, you follow the adventures of a man who is thought to be lost at sea but ends up traveling through many strange lands. The novel is a consciously funny satire that lampoons people's conceits and puffery with tales of abominable behavior. Jonathan Swift's masterpiece is both a social commentary and - in its abridged form - a children's classic. This concise supplement to Swift's Gulliver's Travels helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include *Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries *Character analyses of major players *A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters *Critical essays *A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0764586785
  • 9780764586781
  • 1,074,786

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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to the Novel. Critical Commentaries. Book I: A Voyage to Lilliput. Chapters 1 - 8. Book II: A Voyage to Brobdingnag. Chapters 1 - 8. Book III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan. Chapters 1 - 11. Book IV: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms. Chapters 1 - 12. Character Analysis. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.show more

About Cliffs Notes

About the Author A. Lewis Soens, Jr., received his Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and has taught in several distinguished departments of English, including at the University of Colorado and the University of Notre Dame. Patrick Salerno has worked as a teacher of language, literature, and composition, and as a curriculum developer in the fields of English and language arts.show more

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