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GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

by JONATHAN SWIFT

  • Category Classics
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 95
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 320 pages
  3. Date: 1999

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A satirical narrative by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (1726) has retained its popularity with children and adults alike for two and a half centuries for its inventiveness, wit, narrative strength, and a certain kind of grim humour. The four parts of the narrative describe the adventures of Gulliver, the ship’s surgeon, among the Liliputians, six inches high; the Brobdingnagians, tall as church steeples; the Laputans, who are thoroughly unpractical philosophers, historians, scientists, and projectors; and finally the Houyhnhnms, noble horses endowed with a rationality far beyond the reach of human beings.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Jonathan Swift was born on November 30, 1667 in Dublin, Ireland. Some of Swift’s major works were The Gulliver’s Travel, The Tale of a Tub, The Battel of the Books, The Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit. He has also written numerous essays, prose pieces and poems