I Felt Something Alive Moving On My Left Leg When Bending My Eyes Downwards As Much As I Could I Perceived It To Be A Human Creature Not Six Inches High Shipwrecked And Cast Adrift, 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 Gulliver New, Bitter Insights Into Human Behaviour Swift S Savage Satire View Mankind In A Distorted Hall Of Mirrors As A Diminished, Magnified And Finally Bestial Species, Presenting Us With An Uncompromising Reflection Of Ourselves.This Text, Based On The First Edition Of 1726, Reproduces All Its Original Illustrations And Includes An Introduction By Robert Demaria, Jr, Which Discusses The Ways Gulliver S Travels Has Been Interpreted Since Its First Publication.
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer first for Whigs then for Tories , and poet, famous for works like Gulliver s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier s Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry Swift published al
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- Gulliver’s Travels
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- 20 September 2018 Jonathan Swift