Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byJohn Mitford

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world ... Jonathan Swift PKEFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION. Gulliver's Travels, which are here presented in ^ an accessible and attractive form, have been justly styled "a great moral romance." A grave and ^ serious purpose is hidden under the disguise of the *!: wildest invention and the most grotesque humor. ^ The original design of the Voyage to Lilliput was to satirize the enemies of the author. The story is but the shaft and feathering of the arrow, which give force and direction to its barbed head. The notes appended to this edition point out, as far as possible after so many years, the immediate objects satirized. Had it, however, only a personal aim, the book would have perished with the persons and events to which it owed its origin; but as a keen and biting satire upon follies and vices of perennial growth, it has acquired a lasting reputation. Lilliput is not the only nation where high offices, lofty stations, and great employments are gained by creeping and crawling before the governing power, whether prince or populace. The petty game of court intrigue and state policy is none the less contemptible because the playere are six feet instead of as many inches high. The seven-inch monarch of Lilliput had as good a right to the passive obedience of his siibjects as have his seven-feet brethren. Viewed from the height of a tew hundred feet, we are no larger than the Lilliputians. From the distance of the moon--but a step into infinite space--kingdoms would seem less than ant-hills. The distinction between High-heels and Low-heels is quite as intelligible and important as many in respect to which party lines have been most strictly drawn. Our theologic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world ... Jonathan Swift PKEFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION. Gulliver's Travels, w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217315798

ISBN - 13:9780217315791

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