The masterwork from writer-satirist Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels tells the story of wandering adventurer Lemuel Gulliver and the fantastical countries he visits on his journey around the globe. From Lilliput (a town with a six-inch tall population) to Brobdingnag (full of giants) and from the flying land of Laputa to Houyhnhnm, the country run by super-intelligent horses, Swift pokes fun at the universal flaws of human society. A mixture of scathing social criticism and wild imagination, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a tremendously popular book for nearly three centuries.
Political satire with interesting ideas.
Not very realistic and some what forced at times. Not very high opinions of women, lawyers, politicians, professors, etc.
I've avoided the classics for years, assuming they would be boring and written in such an old style that they would be difficult to understand.
Was I ever wrong! This was a great read! I enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek humor that poked fun at our culture.
I recommend this book!
You gotta love this read. If you don’t have time to enjoy the whole classic, read part IV. It is really changing. Never regretted reading it.