The Works of Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels Vintage Antique Hardcover Book
Title: The Works of Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels
Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: Black's Readers Service Company
Format: Hardcover / Hardback
Condition: 1932. Book is in good to very good shape with some fading to spine and light oil stains to front cover. Light damage to front endpaper where address sticker was removed. No markings. NOT ex library or remaindered. SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Genre: Classic Literature; Best Books / Novels of All Time; Literary Classics
Regarded as the preeminent prose satirist in the English language,
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) intended this masterpiece, as he once wrote
Alexander Pope, to "vex the world rather than divert it." Savagely
ironic, it portrays man as foolish at best, and at worst, not much more
than an ape.
The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journies of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them, one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialities; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance.
Written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail, this classic is diverse in its appeal: for children, it remains an enchanting fantasy. For adults, it is a witty parody of political life in Swift's time and a scathing send-up of manners and morals in 18th-century England.