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Gulliver's Travels

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ISBN-10: 1402726627

ISBN-13: 9781402726620

Edition: 2006

Authors: Martin Woodside, Jamel Akib, Jonathan Swift, Arthur Pober

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Through the eyes of Lemuel Gulliver, Swift’s unforgettable satire takes readers into worlds formerly unimagined. Visit four strange and remarkable lands: Lilliput, where Gulliver seems a giant among a race of tiny people; Brobdingnag, the opposite, where the natives are giants and Gulliver puny; the ruined yet magical country of Laputa; and the home of the Houyhnhnms, gentle horses far superior to the ugly humanoid Yahoos who share their universe.
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 3/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

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…