Jonathan Swift - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Gulliver's Travels A Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classic

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

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.

Books of the Month
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2010

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.

Other books by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2021

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces illustrated edition

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces illustrated edition

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2021

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces illustrated edition by Jonathan Swift

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces Annotated

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces Annotated

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2021

The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces Annotated by Jonathan Swift

The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers

The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2021

The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Regions of the World (Esprios Classics)

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Regions of the World (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Regions of the World (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift

The Battle of the Books, and Other Short Pieces (Esprios Classics)

The Battle of the Books, and Other Short Pieces (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

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)

The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D. D., Volume 1 (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D. D., Volume 1 (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift

The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers (Esprios Classics)

The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift

Hints to Servants (Esprios Classics)

Hints to Servants (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

Hints to Servants (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift

Three Prayers and Sermons (Esprios Classics)

Three Prayers and Sermons (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

Three Prayers and Sermons (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift

A Tale of a Tub (Esprios Classics)

A Tale of a Tub (Esprios Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2021

A Tale of a Tub (Esprios Classics) by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels Minibook (4 Volumes)

Gulliver's Travels Minibook (4 Volumes)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2021

Gulliver's Travels Minibook (4 Volumes) by Jonathan Swift

The Battle Of The Books, And Other Short Pieces

The Battle Of The Books, And Other Short Pieces

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2021

The Battle Of The Books, And Other Short Pieces by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2021

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift Illustrated (Penguin Classics)

Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift Illustrated (Penguin Classics)

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/2021

Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift Illustrated (Penguin Classics) by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift

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