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Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels (2nd Hand Paperback)

£2.70
SKU B002283
Synopsis

Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships . . . is a 1726 prose satire by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre.

A keystone of English Literature, it was one of the books that gave birth to the novel form, though it did not yet have the rules of the genre as an organizing tool.

A parody of the then popular travel narrative, Gulliver’s Travels combines adventure with savage satire mocking English customs and the politics of the day.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1726 (This edition - Wordsworth - 1992)
  • ISBN : 9781853260278
  • SKU : B002283
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only
External Reviews

"Gulliver’s Travel’s matter-of-fact style and its air of sober reality confer on it an ironic depth that defeats over simple explanations. Is it essentially comic, or is it a misanthropic depreciation of mankind?

Swift certainly seems to use the various races and societies Gulliver encounters in his travels to satirize many of the errors, follies, and frailties that human beings are prone to." - Britannica.

The Author

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and Anglican cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".