Gulliver's Travels is one of the few works of English literature which is also a landmark in world literature. Jonathan Swift's account of Lemuel Gulliver's adventures in the fantastical societies of 'remote nations' was an instant best-seller on publication in 1726 and has remained in the public imagination ever since, as both a satiric fantasy ...Read MoreGulliver's Travels is one of the few works of English literature which is also a landmark in world literature. Jonathan Swift's account of Lemuel Gulliver's adventures in the fantastical societies of 'remote nations' was an instant best-seller on publication in 1726 and has remained in the public imagination ever since, as both a satiric fantasy and an analysis of the human condition. This scholarly edition offers an authoritative text, based on the widest possible historical collation of the many editions published in Swift's lifetime; a detailed introduction and textual apparatus; and appendices and illustrations presenting important ancillary material with new clarity. Extensive notes and commentary open out the many layers of meaning and allusion in the text, identify new sources and parallels and offer wide-ranging historical background information. An important addition to the Cambridge Swift Edition, this volume will be indispensable for scholars and students of eighteenth-century literature and ideas.Read Less
Corbino, Joon. Very good in fair dust jacket. The extremities are moderately worn. The text is clean and unmarked. The spine of the jacket has darkened. The edges of the jacket are worn and chipped. There is a small hole in the rear of the jacket. 309 p. Includes illustrations. Red cloth covered boards. Sewn binding. 22 cm.
Fair. A standard copy with a tight and square binding. Text is clean but has tanned. Green cloth boards are good but have lightly faded along top edge. Previous owner's name is written on first front end paper. Dust jacket has chips and heavy edge wear. Careful packaging and fast shipping. We recommend EXPEDITED MAIL for even faster delivery.
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Number 13 in Standard Literature Series condensed for use in schools with introductory and explanatory notes. 128pp with chipped edges, even soiling, tape repaired spine and tan wraps. "Voyages to Lilliput and Brobdignag".
Once again I'm amazed to find this book described as 'childrens book'.George Orwell described it as the greatest satire ever written(I think that was his wording)and I,in my much humbler opinion would agree.Admittedly I didn't immediately understand all the references Swift was alluding to,I had to do some further research.As far as I understand it's not far off a polemic on the England of Swift's time,he pokes fun at religion,history,research,law,the monarchy and many other facets of english life.And when he meets the Houyhnhnms,it's an absolute delight,especially to a fellow Irishman....sometimes even I can smell the foul,putrid stench of the brutish Yahoos(the english!).A really beautiful book and a joy to read.
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