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Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift
Gullivers Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift

$11.99

Hardback
321 Pages

- Publisher An attractive edition of Jonathan Swift's classic tale of Lemuel Gulliver, a surgeon and sea captain who visits strange and remote regions of the world.

- Publisher Affordable and pocket-sized, this collection of classic books is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Those who enjoy reading the classics, are interested in reading more British and American literature, or want to expand their collection of classics will delight in these books by authors such as Jane Austen and Mark Twain. The collection is also suitable for homeschoolers, and the books' attractive cover design and reasonable price make them perfect for gift giving.This collection, which includes a variety of authors and titles of distinction, coordinates well with Baker's Invitation to the Classics, edited by Os Guinness and Louise Cowan.These books are published by Konemann Publishers and will be distributed by Baker Book House.

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About "Gulliver's Travels"

321 Pages
- Publisher

An attractive edition of Jonathan Swift's classic tale of Lemuel Gulliver, a surgeon and sea captain who visits strange and remote regions of the world.
- Publisher

Affordable and pocket-sized, this collection of classic books is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers. Those who enjoy reading the classics, are interested in reading more British and American literature, or want to expand their collection of classics will delight in these books by authors such as Jane Austen and Mark Twain. The collection is also suitable for homeschoolers, and the books' attractive cover design and reasonable price make them perfect for gift giving.This collection, which includes a variety of authors and titles of distinction, coordinates well with Baker's Invitation to the Classics, edited by Os Guinness and Louise Cowan.These books are published by Konemann Publishers and will be distributed by Baker Book House.
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Meet the Author

Jonathan Swift

Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving importance in his forties appears engagingly in his Journal to Stella (1710--13), addressed to Esther Johnson, a young protegee for whom Swift felt more warmth than for anyone else in his long life. At the death of Queen Anne and the fall of the Tories in 1714, Swift became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. In Ireland, which he considered exile from a life of power and intellectual activity in London, Swift found time to defend his oppressed compatriots, sometimes in such contraband essays as his Drapier's Letters (1724), and sometimes in such short mordant pieces as the famous A Modest Proposal (1729); and there he wrote perhaps the greatest work of his time, Gulliver's Travels (1726). Using his characteristic device of the persona (a developed and sometimes satirized narrator, such as the anonymous hack writer of A Tale of a Tub or Isaac Bickerstaff in Predictions for the Ensuing Year, who exposes an astrologer), Swift created the hero Gulliver, who in the first instance stands for the bluff, decent, average Englishman and in the second, humanity in general. Gulliver is a full and powerful vision of a human being in a world in which violent passions, intellectual pride, and external chaos can degrade him or her---to animalism, in Swift's most horrifying images---but in which humans do have scope to act, guided by the Classical-Christian tradition. Gulliver's Travels has been an immensely successful children's book (although Swift did not care much for children), so widely popular through the world for its imagination, wit, fun, freshness, vigor, and narrative skill that its hero is in many languages a common proper noun. Perhaps as a consequence, its meaning has been the subject of continuing dispute, and its author has been called everything from sentimental to mad. Swift died in Dublin and was buried next to his beloved "Stella."

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  • Catalogue Code 159551
  • Product Code 0801012163
  • EAN 9780801012167
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jan 2001
  • Dimensions 174 x 126 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.291kg

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