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 – with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and brutish Yahoos – give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour. Swift’s savage satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.
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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'.
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Descrizione libro 2007-01-25., 2007. Condizione libro: New. Penguin Classics. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 336pp. . Codice libro della libreria NF-1602109
Descrizione libro Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Softcover. Condizione libro: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's travels, 329 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, Popular Classics, Neu. Lemuel Gulliver, ship's surgeon and castaway, has awoken in Lilliput, where the size of the tiny inhabitants makes their concerns and quarrels seem ridiculous. A second journey takes him to the kingdom of giants, where again his size gives him new insights into human behaviour. Then, after he is cast adrift by pirates, Gulliver visits a series of islands where learning is misdirected and immortality is only misery. Gulliver's final voyage brings him to the land of the Houyhnhnms, horses with reason, who share their domain with the brutish Yahoos. He returns to England a changed man. Swift's corrosive satire embraces all aspects of humanity. Codice libro della libreria 003733
Descrizione libro Franklin Library, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. , quarter leatherette boards, all gilt edges without dust jacket as issued, decorated e. P. S. Ribbon marker. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Codice libro della libreria 15.092
Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 1994. Condizione libro: New. Nuevo! Fast delivery! Professional service with friendly customer support 7 days a week. Codice libro della libreria 9780140620849
Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110140620842