Gulliver's Travels (Hardcover)

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    Anglo-Irish poet, satirist and clergyman, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), was born in Dublin to English parents. He embarked on a career as diplomatic secretary and became increasingly involved in politics. He published many satirical works of verse and prose, including 'A Tale of a Tub', 'A Modest Proposal', and 'Gulliver's Travels'. Robert DeMaria, Jr. is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College, New York. He has published widely on 17th and 18th century literature.
    Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 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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    ISBN 9780141196640
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 305
    Publisher Date 2011-04-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Classics
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Swift, Jonathan
    Country of Origin United States

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