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    Gulliver's Travels

    by Jonathan Swift

    Book Description

    Here comes Swift's classic tale in a gorgeous new clothbound edition. 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 brutish Yahoos - give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour. Swift's savage satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.

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    Polar Oppositions
    The book is well written for the time. It is an engaging fantasy of thought and imagination. It is obviously meant to be written as polar opposition experiences while being written in the first-person aspect.
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    jaym
    on April 20, 2013
    Review of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
    2.0 out of 5
    Too politically based for me...
    Too politically based for me...and as I'm not interested in English politics of the 1700's I did not enjoy this book too much.
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    tandi
    on January 21, 2011
    If you're writing a Gulliver's Travels essay and need some advice, post your Jonathan Swift essay question on our Facebook page where fellow bookworms are always glad to help!

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