Synopses & Reviews
George Orwell considered Gulliver's Travels among the six most indispensable books in world literature. Recognized as a masterpiece since it first appeared in 1726, Swift's tale of a seaman's adventures is a brilliant, biting piece of satirical writing--aimed originally at Swift's contemporaries, but strikingly relevant to modern life and the unchanging defects of human nature. This edition is based on the 1735 edition, incorporating Swift's revisions to the earlier text.
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Since Swift's novel "Gulliver's Travels" first appeared in 1726 it has been recognized as a classic and George Orwell rated it among the six most indispensable books in world literature.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxviii]-xxix).