- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Signet Classics (June 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451527321
- ISBN-13: 978-0451527325
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 398 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,506,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gulliver's Travels (Signet Classics)
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From the Inside Flap
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), a poet, satirist, and clergyman, published many satirical works, among them A Modest Proposal.
Top customer reviews
This book is nicely illustrated with the cover being the original cover of the graphic novel published by Classic Comics from years ago. The other illustrations are also of a classic nature. I really liked these too.
The only problem I had with this edition, was the weird formating of the text. Sentences are broken up, so that it looks like poetry. It did take some getting used to it. And maybe I just got a strange copy.
I would have only given the book a lower rating for that reason, but I don't want to discourage people from reading it and enjoying the illustrations.
The book should be read for the content. After all is said and done, this writing could have been done in this day and age. For the problems in society Swift engages, still exist today.
If you want to really get a more complete picture of the history of our societies problems, then you should also read Swift's "A Modest Proposal". They are both quite humorous and really enjoyable.
The author uses great metaphors, like storms, to transition between different islands. Each change in setting teaches many important lessons without the reader really realizing it. How the author does this is a mystery and keeps the reader hooked,, wanting to know what will happen next snd if the characters will ever retturn home. You also wonder how things will change for thr main character if their journey does end and what the long lasting effects will be. Not just on that person, but those around them and where they live.
This is an interesting, intriguing, edge of your seat book that you don't want to miss!
I was disappointed with the formatting on this classic. At least on my Kindle Fire, the footnote and endnote shortcuts seem to malfunction. Some bad line breaks and lots of small annoying things contribute to an overall less than satisfactory experience.
But it is free.
As the story opens, the adventurous Lemuel Gulliver goes to sea, to see the world. What he gets is a ship wreck that leaves him stranded in Lilliput, where, to his surprise, the inhabitants are the size of tin soldiers. Gulliver will eventually escape, only to end up in a land of giants, where he is the one who is the size of a tin soldier. Gulliver's travels will continue; he will visit a land of immortals and a land run by horses before finally returning home for good, a much wiser if less content man.
"Gulliver's Travels" holds up very well as a reading experience. The story can be appreciated on one level for the hero's fantastic adventures, and on another level as a knowing satire of human society as Swift knew it. Highly recommended to readers of all ages.