Gulliver's Travels : and Alexander Pope's Verses on "Gulliver's Travels" Paperback
In the course of his famous travels, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war on each other because of religious disagreement over how to crack eggs, is sexually assaulted by giants, visits a floating island, and decides that the society of horses is better than that of his fellow man.
Swift's tough, filthy and incisive satire has much to say about the state of the world today and is presented here in its unexpurgated entirety.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, maps
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/08/2007
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099512059
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Review by erica524
Gulliver’s Travels written by Jonathan Swift is definitely one of the most interesting yet adventurous books I have ever read. The main character, Gulliver, voyages to different places such as Lilliput, Brobdingnag, etc. Gulliver is just a normal character who enjoys and experiences many different adventures. Gulliver gets to be an enormous creature, a minuscule person, a genius among primitive beasts, and on a floating island. Here is just a brief description of the different parts of this book. In the first part of his journey, Gulliver is taken captive by Lilliputians on the land of Lilliput; he is considered a giant to the Lilliputians. This part is personally my favorite part because it is a very well-known tale to me and probably the most humorous, entertaining part of the whole book. In the second part of his journey, Gulliver lands on the land of Brobdinghag where the people are roughly twelve times bigger than Gulliver (everything in Brobdingnag is twelve times larger). The third part of the journey introduces the reader to the flying island of Laputa. In the last part of the book, Gulliver travels to the country of the Houyhnhnms (Houyhnhnms are horses who rule the country). Though this is a great book I suggest having a dictionary by your side when reading this book because the text can be very challenging and sometimes confusing. Swift’s creativity and imagination is quite remarkable in this novel and a one of a kind novel filled with a variety adventures. I recommended this book to readers who enjoy adventures, classic novels and literatures.