Gulliver's Travels (Travels into several remote nations of the world)
Swift published Gulliver's Travels in 1726 'to vex the world rather than to divert it'.If the world has often replied by expurgating the book and presenting it to children to read, it has never quite succeeded in extracting the sting from this scornful and incisive satire on man. Gulliver is a... show more
Swift published Gulliver's Travels in 1726 'to vex the world rather than to divert it'.If the world has often replied by expurgating the book and presenting it to children to read, it has never quite succeeded in extracting the sting from this scornful and incisive satire on man. Gulliver is a book to which the adult reader comes back with surprise and a fresh respect. Whe
Publisher: Penguin Books , London
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
, 18th Century
This book was definitely weird. While I understand it is written as a satire, most of it went over my head since it is so specific to the time period in which it was written. The notes on the text helped so I got a basic understanding, but still did not get the majority of what Swift was saying. How...
I feel cheated. I finally read 'Gulliver's Travels', as printed in the set of Windermere Readers my father had saved from childhood, and I discover that despite it not being marked as such in any way, its abridged! Damn you Eisenhower America! Oh well, if I missed a giant penis joke and a slur again...
What a stinging satire on English politics.The most intriguing is how Gulliver's mindset has changed over the course of four discrete voyages and comes to think of his circumstances differently upon his return home. The allegories and satire appear to elude many who simply look at the story at face ...
this novel is one of the best novels in 18th century as we know , every satirist is a reformer , as the satire always aims to correcting humans follies and human vices swift in this book had pinpointed the follies and vices which he had witnessed in the english society of his time
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