Gulliver's Travels : Based on the 1726 Text : Contexts, Criticism, Paperback

Gulliver's Travels : Based on the 1726 Text : Contexts, Criticism Paperback

Edited by Albert J. Rivero

Part of the Norton Critical Editions series

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It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations. "Contexts" collects materials that influenced Swift's writing of the novel, as well as documents that suggest its initial reception, including Swift's correspondence, Alexander Pope's poems on Gulliver's Travels, and relevant passages from Gargantua and Pantagruel. "Criticism" includes fourteen assessments of Gulliver's Travels by the Earl of Orrery, Sir Walter Scott, Pat Rogers, Michael McKen, J.A.

Downie, J. Paul Hunter, Laura Brown, Douglas Lane Patey, Dennis Todd, Richard H.

Rodino. Irvin Ehrenpreis, Janine Barchas, Claude Rawson, and Howard D.

Weinbrot. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages, 12 illustrations, Chronology, bibliography
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780393957242


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gulliver is a hero you can really cheer for, swift's excellent writing shows quite simply the defects of the human race. it's not hard to understand if you read it.

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When this book was first written, it became famous for its biting satire and disdain for 'modern' politics and politicians. In the near-300 years that have passed since then, the satirical edges have softened, leaving a great adventure story.

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Swift's ideas about human nature and government are timeless. Gulliver's Travels is a must read!

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