Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters - with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and brutish Yahoos - give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour. Swift's savage satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.
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This book is perfect for AP classes and is often selected for inclusion on the AP exam. The notes, reading pointers, and vocabulary in this addition will also help students at a lower reading level get the most out of these classics.From the Inside Flap:
Considered one of English literature's first and greatest satirists, Jonathan Swift possessed a timeless genius for pointing out the foibles of human nature that still has the power to provoke, amuse, and, at times, even outrage
our modern sensibilities. This representative collection of Swift's major writings includes the complete "Gulliver's Travels as well as "A Tale of a Tub, "The Battle of the Books," "A Modest Proposal," "An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity," "The Bickerstaff Papers," and many more of his brilliantly satirical works. Here too are selections from Swift's poetry and portions of his Journal to Stella. Swift's savage ridicule, corrosive wit, and sparkling humor are fully displayed in this comprehensive collection.
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Descripción Franklin Library, 1979. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket. , quarter leatherette boards, all gilt edges without dust jacket as issued, decorated e. P. S. Ribbon marker. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 15.092
Descripción Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's travels, 329 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, Popular Classics, Neu. Lemuel Gulliver, ship's surgeon and castaway, has awoken in Lilliput, where the size of the tiny inhabitants makes their concerns and quarrels seem ridiculous. A second journey takes him to the kingdom of giants, where again his size gives him new insights into human behaviour. Then, after he is cast adrift by pirates, Gulliver visits a series of islands where learning is misdirected and immortality is only misery. Gulliver's final voyage brings him to the land of the Houyhnhnms, horses with reason, who share their domain with the brutish Yahoos. He returns to England a changed man. Swift's corrosive satire embraces all aspects of humanity. Nº de ref. de la librería 003733
Descripción Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0140620842
Descripción Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110140620842
Descripción Penguin Classics, 1994. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780140620849
Descripción Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0140620842 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0964548