Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260278

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury. Jonathan Swift's classic satirical narrative was first published in 1726, seven years after Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (one of its few rivals in fame and breadth of appeal). As a parody travel-memoir it reports on extraordinary lands and societies, whose names have entered the English language: notably the minute inhabitants of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag, and the Yahoos in Houyhnhnmland, where talking horses are the dominant species. It spares no vested interest from its irreverent wit, and its attack on political and financial corruption, as well as abuses in science, continue to resonate in our own times.


Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307816494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels—an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

Gulliver's Travels

Ignatius Critical Editions

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681492415

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest satirical works ever written. Through the misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver, his hopelessly “modern” protagonist, Swift exposes many of the follies of the English Enlightenment, from its worship of science to its neglect of traditional philosophy and theology. Swift’s satire on the threats posed by the Enlightenment and the embryonic spirit of secular fundamentalism makes Gulliver’s Travels priceless reading for today’s defenders of tradition. This new critical edition, edited by Dutton Kearney of Aquinas College, contains detailed notes to the text and a selection of tradition-oriented essays by some of the finest contemporary Swift scholars. The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions orOxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. Whereas many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer, Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist, or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer-choice, enabling educators, students and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. The series is particularly aimed at tradition-minded literature professors offering them an alternative for their students. The initial list will have about 15 - 20 titles. The goal is to release three books a season, or six in a year.

Gulliver's Travels for Kids

Author: Luke Hayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983148401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 154

View: 5942

Gulliver's Travels for Kids is a wonderful new retelling of Johnathan Swift's classic work. Acclaimed author Luke Hayes makes the entire strange and gripping tale available for young readers. This version retains all of Swift's imaginative flights and wry humor. A natural storyteller, Hayes unfolds the tale in easy-to-read dialogue and fast-paced prose, remaining faithful to the story's tone and essence.Gulliver's Travels for Kids will enable readers aged 8 to 12 to enjoy this timeless classic in a hip, cool and enjoyable form. It makes great bedtime reading for younger children, too.

A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910343315

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

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Gulliver sets out as captain of a ship, but after the mutiny of his crew and a long confinement in his cabin, he arrives in an unknown land. This land is populated by Houyhnhnms, rational-thinking horses who rule, and by Yahoos, brutish humanlike creatures who serve the Houyhnhnms. Gulliver sets about learning their language, and when he can speak he narrates his voyages to them and explains the constitution of England. He is treated with great courtesy and kindness by the horses and is enlightened by his many conversations with them and by his exposure to their noble culture.

Jonathan Swift

His Life and His World

Author: Leo Damrosch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 573

View: 9532

Draws on discoveries made in the past three decades to paint a new portrait of the satirist, speculating on his parentage, love life, and relationships while claiming that the public image he projected was intentionally misleading.

Jonathan Swift

Major Works

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192840783

Category: Fiction

Page: 722

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This authoritative edition brings together a unique selection from the full range of Swift's fifty-year career--prose, poetry, and letters--to give the essence of his work and thinking. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels, which alone would have secured his place in the history of English literature. But in addition to this classic fictional satire, Swift wrote numerous works concerning politics, religion, and Ireland, some savage, others humorous, all suffused with his tremendous wit and inventiveness. This anthology includes satirical works such as A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books, political pamphlets, pieces for the popular press, poems, and a generous selection from Swift's correspondence. Presented chronologically, the anthology offers a new and clearer awareness of the unity as well as the complexity of Swift's vision, and the powerful bonds between disparate pieces.

Oliver Twist

Author: Dickens

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8172248962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 5371

In a ramshackle workhouse of a parish in England, a baby boy was born to a woman who died in child birth. The boy was named OLIVER TWIST. He spent a sad childhood in abject misery in various workhouses. At the age of twelve, he runs away to London where h

Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle


ISBN: 1365225526

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 4982

Arthur Conan Doyle's master criminologist Sherlock Holmes continues to delight readers around the world more than a century after he first appeared in print (in 1887's A Study in Scarlet). The digital age has only increased his popularity: amid the onslaught of contemporary crime fiction there is something reassuring about Sherlock Holmes. In the hardcover edition of 'Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection' you will find all four Sherlock Holmes novels: A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0307793605

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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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. From the Paperback edition.

Gulliver's Travels

Author: Martin Rowson

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848872820

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Presents a graphic novel retelling of Swift's classic satire about little people, big people, mad scientists, and rational horses.

Theories of Political Economy

Author: James A. Caporaso,David P. Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521425780

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 1157

Examines some of the more important frameworks for understanding the relation between politics and economics. The authors look at classical, Keynesian, Marxian, Neoclassical, state-centred, power-centred, and justice-centred approaches, emphasizing the dif

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451685742

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5426

Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children's fantasy and a social satire for adults, Gulliver's Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time. "A Modest Proposal," also an imaginative, enduring work, is political lampoonery at its finest. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

Invitation to the Classics

A Guide to Books You've Always Wanted to Read

Author: Louise Cowan,Os Guinness

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801068102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 928

Motivation and direction for reading and understanding the great authors and works of Western culture.

Our Experience, Ourselves

Author: Lyn Paul Relph


ISBN: 1300350946

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 3752

A chronological account of how authority figures in Western Civilization at first gave experience of this world little value or none, and how in time experience came to have great value. Readers spend time with a number of authority figures from the European past, 'hearing' them tell their own stories.

Swift Studies

The Annual of the Ehrenpreis Center

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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