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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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The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
"David Womersley’s new edition of Gulliver’s Travels is a scholarly feat - and feast … splendid … readers have never been better positioned to experience the manifold pleasures and surprises of this journey."
Notes and Queries
The Text of Gulliver's Travels 1
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