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Gulliver's Travels (Dover Thrift Editions) - Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels (Dover Thrift Editions)
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From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the 4 remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy; for adults, a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and... show more
From the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, a great classic recounting the 4 remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver. For children it remains an enchanting fantasy; for adults, a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486292731 (0486292738)
ASIN: 0486292738
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Thalia @ Pictures in the Words
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words rated it
1.0
When my British Literature teacher told us we were going to read this, I was really excited. I’m a huge fan of A Modest Proposal and I was expecting to love another satirical masterpiece, courtesy of Swift. But, much like HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, this style just…isn’t for me. Five pages in and I...
riley
riley rated it
4.0 Gulliver's Travels (Dover Thrift Editions)
Yes, it wears on you a bit. The best part is the first part. It’s sort of a one joke premise. He clearly ran out of ideas. All that being said, he wrote this a long time ago and nobody was really up to his level. Evolution wasn't known and there were tons of silly tails about the wonders of the...
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