Gulliver's Travels (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 1

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Overview

This new edition of Swift's satiric classic is based on the 1726 text—the edition textual scholars now consider the most authoritative.
It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations.
"Contexts" collects materials that influenced Swift's writing of the novel, as well as documents that suggest its initial reception, including Swift's correspondence, Alexander Pope's poems on Gulliver's Travels, and relevant passages from Gargantua and Pantagruel.
"Criticism" includes fourteen assessments of Gulliver's Travels by the Earl of Orrery, Sir Walter Scott, Pat Rogers, Michael McKen, J.A. Downie, J. Paul Hunter, Laura Brown, Douglas Lane Patey, Dennis Todd, Richard H. Rodino. Irvin Ehrenpreis, Janine Barchas, Claude Rawson, and Howard D. Weinbrot.
A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

The voyages of an eighteenth-century Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall, and Brobdingnag, a land peopled by giants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393957242
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 223,283
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

ALBERT J. RIVERO is Professor of English at Marquette University. He is the author of The Plays of Henry Fielding: A Critical Study of His Dramatic Career, and editor of New Essays on Samuel Richardson, Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin and Critical Essays of Henry Fielding.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Not the complete ebook

    FYI, this free Google download is only Volume 2 of 2. Even though it looks like you will be getting the full book, this ebook is only the second half.

    56 out of 69 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    Poor;y scanned and OCR rendition

    Too many scanning and OCR errors to read -- avoid the frustration

    25 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Good movie!

    This is different than the movie but it is way better! I rate it five out of five!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I love it!!!!!!!!!

    This book is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2003

    An Unforgettable Journey

    The first time I read this novel was in high school. he story at face value can be viewed as a children's story, yet for me Swift's story dug deep and opened my eyes to a world beyond my own, and taught me to search for a sort of utopia, only one that resides within our world. Since reading Gulliver's Travel, I have gone on to college, and is now a graduate student in English Literature.I have in that period probably recommended this novel to everyone I've ever met interested in reading. It changed my life in ways I can't understand fully, but the heart and soul of Gulliver lives in me now, taking me through journeys one can only dream of.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Not a good scan

    This version was not scanned well and put nicely into a digital format. Try looking for another version of this tale.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Very nice

    Kids will like this book to read. It is a very funny book. I just got it and it is awsome! This is a good book for young alduts and senor citizons.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Must Read

    I read this book 40 years ago and pick it up to read on my Nook because it was free, I am glad I did. Loved it better this time now that I am older and know about great writting.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Typos ? Typos. Really hard to read.

    I couldnt tell where the table of contents ended and the actual book began. Perhaps it only looks like this on my original nook?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Good ebook version

    Only difficult part was using the endnotes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Not on iPhone

    Can't change font size on iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. Disappointed. Will have to read on laptop.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Fun read

    It was a fun witty book. I looked at a lot if the footnotes which helped me follow the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Very Good

    I must admit, it was a very good read. Some old fashioned terms, yes, but I think (and hope) it retained all of it's wit and charm throught the years. Overall, not exactly somethingbI would let my 7-year old read (if I had one) but DEFINETLY one for the teens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Terriffic

    This book is great. The first 40 or so pages are just some things the author wanted to put in. If you just skip to chapter1 and ignore those, it'll be fine. The only grammar mistake was it was missing an apostrophe. And it only happens once. Great book. Reccomend it to all!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    GREAT book

    I loved it. It was really funny and clever...it's not short. So don't start it unless you have some time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Bookworm

    Love this book! Own all four volumes. Read it sometime, it's really good. Oh, and don't mind if it's political. It mentions a lot of political stuff because Jonathan Swift (the author) was very political himself. He, in fact, wrote this story for political reasons. Just letting you know that. Oh! And Lilliput isn't as nice as they put it in the movies. The giants from Brobdingnag are better and also the Houyhynhyms from volume four.

    Well, enjoy this book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Terrific movie

    Awesome movie

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    :(

    Wierd doesnt deserve the star i gave it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    I liked this book

    Hey if your in to a good adventure story this is the book to read. Youstart off in a easy to grasp startingjourney and then the story continues to get further out their but you see a side of the characters as we act in humanity. This is a good story full of great adventures. All i can say is poor gulliver or is he really in need of pity?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Cool

    The book is amazing and the original movie is tied well not like that jack black BS

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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