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.
When ship’s surgeon Gulliver sets off across the seas in search of adventure he has little idea what he will find. His two greatest discoveries are the countries of Lilliput and Brobdingnag. In Lilliput he finds a population of tiny people to whom he appears as a giant while in Brobdingnag the roles are reversed: Gulliver is tiny and Brobdingnags are giants. Swift uses Gulliver’s descriptions of his experiences in these contrasting countries to write a satirical commentary on his own society. His use of Gulliver’s altered relative size gives great scope for studying everyday events in a new way and makes a fine vantage point for telling the contrasting stories. Gulliver is an iconic figure in literature. Read aloud, this abridged edition with is impressionistic yet detailed illustrations by Robert Ingpen will make an excellent way to introduce the story about him to young readers.
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 give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour.
The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces illustrated edition by Jonathan Swift
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The Battle of the Books, and Other Short Pieces (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift
The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D. D., Volume 1 (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift
The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift
Three Prayers and Sermons (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift
The Battle Of The Books, And Other Short Pieces by Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift Illustrated (Penguin Classics) by Jonathan Swift