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Gulliver's Travels

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ISBN-10: 0486292738

ISBN-13: 9780486292731

Edition: 1996

Authors: Jonathan Swift

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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 morals in 18th-century England.
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Book details

List price: $6.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving importance in his forties appears engagingly in his Journal to Stella (1710--13), addressed to Esther Johnson, a young protegee for whom Swift felt more warmth than for anyone else in his long life. At the death of Queen Anne and the fall of the Tories in 1714, Swift became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. In Ireland, which he considered exile from a…