Gulliver's Travels

Into Several Remote Regions of the World

    • 3.6 • 313 Ratings

Publisher Description

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became popular as soon as it was published. John Gay wrote in a 1726 letter to Swift that "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery." [1] Since then, it has never been out of print. Cavehill in Belfast is thought to be the inspiration for the novel. Swift imagined that the mountain resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city. [2]

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
1729
31 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
209
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
317.8
KB

Customer Reviews

The Violinist's Husband ,

Gulliver's travels

A great work of English lit - but this edition misses out parts 3 and 4 which contain some of the best satirical writing in Gulliver's dealings with the houhynyms and the yahoos.

MaximusFoods ,

Not the whole book!

This is only the first two parts. This means the reader will miss out on wonderful adventures, such as the floating island of Laputa, as well as the 4th part, which contains the meatiest satire for which the book was so lauded. The first two parts are the most famous, but kids' stuff.

Samjsneddon ,

Excellent

This is an excellent book. Though does have some boring moments.

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