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Swift: Gulliver's Travels

Swift: Gulliver's Travels



Part of Landmarks of World Literature

  • Date Published: August 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521338424

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  • This critical introduction to Gulliver's Travels aims at giving a fresh and impartial account of the world-famous satire. It characterises the significant historical and literary background to the work, and explores the text itself in the reading order intended by Swift. It gives proper attention to Swift's narrative and stylistic art, and to the experience of the reader, which have tended to be neglected in the course of prolonged academic arguments over interpretation. It also discusses the relation of the four parts of the Travels to one another. A final chapter sketches the fictional aftermath of the Travels from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

    • A fresh view of Gulliver's Travels that stands back from the academic disputes over interpretation and addresses other aspects of the text too
    • Sums up and extends the last 70 years of research on the subject
    • Explores the background, artistry, and afterlife of this world-famous satire in clear, accessible terms
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521338424
    • length: 128 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.15kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronological table
    1. Introduction
    2. Different kingdoms, different parties
    3. Marvels and voyages
    4. A voyage to Lilliput
    5. A voyage to Brobdingnag
    6. A voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnag, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan
    7. A voyage to the country of the Houyhnhnms
    8. Concluding remarks
    9. The fictional aftermath.

  • Author

    Howard Erskine-Hill

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