Gulliver's Travels / Edition 1

Gulliver's Travels / Edition 1

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by Jonathan Swift
     
 

ISBN-10: 0783897359

ISBN-13: 9780783897356

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Gale Group

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"Neither are any wars so furious and bloody, or of so long a continuance, as those occasioned by difference in opinion, especially if it be in things indifferent." —Gulliver's Travels

Shipwrecked and cast adrift, English surgeon Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited

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"Neither are any wars so furious and bloody, or of so long a continuance, as those occasioned by difference in opinion, especially if it be in things indifferent." —Gulliver's Travels

Shipwrecked and cast adrift, English surgeon Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters—with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos—give him new, bitter insights into human behavior. Jonathan Swift's satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves. Gulliver's Travels is a fascinating blend of travelogue, realizm, symbolism, and fantastic voyage—all with a serious philosophical intent.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780783897356
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Perennial Bestseller Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
1,404,182
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Textual Note

The Text of Gulliver's Travels 1

Contemporary Criticism

Gulliver's Travels and the Grotesque Carol Abromaitis Abromaitis, Carol 337

The Importance of Gulliver's Third Voyage Robert Scott Dupree Dupree, Robert Scott 349

Gulliver the Epic "Hero" and "Great" Travel Writer: A Modern Battles the Ancients Mitchell Kalpakgian Kalpakgian, Mitchell 365

The Man Who is Not: Virtue, Politics, and Gulliver's Travels Dutton Kearney Kearney, Dutton 381

The Unity of Gulliver's Travels Douglas Lane Patey Patey, Douglas Lane 395

Jonathan Swift: The Satirist as Philosopher Peter Stanlis Stanlis, Peter 413

Contributors 433

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Gulliver's Travels 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
eurekatpt More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many scanning and OCR errors to read -- avoid the frustration
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version was not scanned well and put nicely into a digital format. Try looking for another version of this tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt tell where the table of contents ended and the actual book began. Perhaps it only looks like this on my original nook?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't change font size on iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. Disappointed. Will have to read on laptop.
BRMiller More than 1 year ago
Part I and II were quick reads filled with great fantasy which most of us see as THE Gulliver's Travels. Part III was a little boring and hard to get through and Part IV was a perfect combination of fantasy and Swift using great symbolism to strongly express his views.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guliver's Travels is an exiting book as John Swift brings you in to the lives of: little peole, giants,and brings you into worlds of imortality, a floating island, a world were horses have peple as pets, and much more.
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This book is simply the worst of all copies. First of all it makes no sense. Second most of it is like being washed in mud for 9 hrs then with no towel outside when its snowing. I really sugest that you DO NOT buy or read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really engaging and it made me think. It is really interesting to imagine what life would be like if we were six inches or sixty feet tall.
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