Gulliver's Travels (Illustrated Edition) by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels (Illustrated Edition)

byJonathan Swift, Arthur Rackham, Illustrator

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.

The book begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver, in the literary style of the time, gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages.

During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less than 6 inches tall, who are inhabitants of the island country of Lilliput.

Being restless he soon sets out again. When the sailing ship Adventure is blown off course by storms and forced to sail for land in search of fresh water, Gulliver is abandoned by his companions and found by a Brobdingnag farmer who is 72 feet.

Setting out again Gulliver's ship is attacked by pirates and he is marooned close to a desolate rocky island near India. He is rescued by the flying island of Laputa, a kingdom devoted to the arts of music, mathematics and astronomy but unable to use them for practical ends.

Despite his earlier intention of remaining at home, Gulliver returns to sea as the captain of a merchantman, as he is bored with his employment as a surgeon. On this voyage he is forced to find new additions to his crew, whom he believes to have turned the rest of the crew against him. His crew then commits mutiny, and after keeping him contained for some time resolve to leave him on the first piece of land they come across and continue as pirates.

Title:Gulliver's Travels (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 11, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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