Gulliver's Travels (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

byJONATHAN SWIFTIntroduction byMichael Seidel

July 25, 2004|
Gulliver's Travels (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by JONATHAN SWIFT
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Michael Seidel is Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written widely on eighteenth-century literature. His books include Satiric Inheritance: Rabelais to Sterne (1979), Exile and the Narrative Imagination (1986), and Robinson Crusoe: Island Myths and the Novel (1991).
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Title:Gulliver's Travels (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.19 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.19 X 0.88 in
Published:July 25, 2004
Publisher:Barnes & Noble Classics
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781593081324

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