Gulliver's Travels

deJONATHAN SWIFTIntroduction deLeo DamroschPostface deNathaniel Rich

2 décembre 2008|
Gulliver's Travels de JONATHAN SWIFT
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Set sail on an incredible journey with Jonathan Swift''s satiric masterpiece.

A fantastical tale, Gulliver''s Travels tells the story of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship''s surgeon. First, he is shipwrecked in the land of Lilliput, where the alarmed residents are only six inches tall. His second voyage takes him to the land of Brobdingnag, where the people are sixty feet tall. Further adventures bring Gulliver to an island that floats in the sky, and to a land where horses are endowed with reason and beasts are shaped like men.
Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society, Gulliver''s Travels remains a fascinating blend of travelogue, realism, symbolism, and fantastic voyage—all with a serious philosophical intent.
With an Introduction by Leo Damrosch
and an Afterword by Nathanial Rich

Includes thirty illustrations by Charles Brock and five maps of Gulliver''s journeys. 
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin, Ireland. From 1689 to 1699, he worked as secretary to Sir William Temple in Moor Park, Surrey, England, returning for a short period to Ireland in 1694, where he was ordained an Anglican priest. It was during his stay in Moor Park that Swift discovered his talent for writing satire. From 1...
Titre :Gulliver's Travels
Format :livre de poche
Dimensions de l'article :352 pages, 6.75 X 4.25 X 0.76 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :352 pages, 6.75 X 4.25 X 0.76 po
Publié le :2 décembre 2008
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780451531131

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