Holt McDougal Library, High School Nextext: Individual Reader Gullivers Travels (Nextext Classic Retelling) 2001

Holt McDougal Library, High School Nextext: Individual Reader Gullivers Travels (Nextext Classic Retelling) 2001

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618031499

ISBN-13: 9780618031498

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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:
9780618031498
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Holt McDougal Library, High School Nextext Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 0.72(h) x (d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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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