Gulliver s Travels and Other Writings

Gulliver s Travels and Other Writings

Swift had not only the judgment with which to arrive at a reasoned view of the world but the fancy by means of which he could re-create that world in a form which teaches where argument fails and which satisfies all while misleading none ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780307793607

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read “It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery,” remarked Alexander Pope when Gulliver's Travels was published in 1726. One of the unique books of world literature, Swift's masterful satire describes the astonishing voyages of one Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, to surreal kingdoms inhabited by miniature people and giants, quack philosophers and scientists, horses endowed with reason and men who behave like beasts. Written with great wit and invention, Gulliver's Travels is a savage parody on man and his institutions that has captivated readers for nearly three centuries. As bestselling author and critic Allan Bloom observed: “Gulliver's Travels is an amazing rhetorical achievement. Swift had not only the judgment with which to arrive at a reasoned view of the world but the fancy by means of which he could re-create that world in a form which teaches where argument fails and which satisfies all while misleading none.” 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.
Categories: Fiction

Gulliver s Travels and Other Writings

Gulliver s Travels and Other Writings

A selection of writings by seventeenth-century author Jonathan Swift, featuring the satirical novel "Gulliver's Travels," as well as poems, sermons, pamphlets, and letters, and including an introduction and critical essays.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114229177

Category: Education

Page: 550

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A selection of writings by seventeenth-century author Jonathan Swift, featuring the satirical novel "Gulliver's Travels," as well as poems, sermons, pamphlets, and letters, and including an introduction and critical essays.
Categories: Education

Gulliver s Travels

Gulliver s Travels

Regarded as the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) intended this masterpiece, as he once wrote Alexander Pope, to "vex the world rather than divert it.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486114941

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Great classic by preeminent prose satirist of the English language, written with disarming simplicity and careful attention to detail. An enchanting fantasy for children; for adults, a witty parody of political life in Swift's time.
Categories: Fiction

Gulliver s Travels Exactly Reprinted from the First Edition and Other Works by Jonathan Swift with Some Account of Cyrano de Bergerac and of His Voyages to the Sun and Moon

Gulliver s Travels Exactly Reprinted from the First Edition  and Other Works by Jonathan Swift  with Some Account of Cyrano de Bergerac  and of His Voyages to the Sun and Moon

The Author clears himself from any sinister Ends in writing . ... It is easy for us who travel into remote Countries , which are seldom visited by Englishmen or other Europeans , to form Descriptions of wonderful Animals both at Sea and ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

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ISBN: UOM:39015078564591

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Page: 445

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Gulliver s Travels

Gulliver s Travels

the setting of a library in which the combatants hurl books at their enemy, the ancients throwing the volumes of Plato and Aristotle at their opponents, and the moderns ... 1Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings, ed.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586173951

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest satirical works ever written. Through the misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver, his hopelessly "modern" protagonist, Swift exposes many of the follies of the English Enlightenment, from its worship of science to its neglect of traditional philosophy and theology. In Swift's eighteenth century, as in our twenty-first, a war being fought between the "ancients"and the "moderns", between those rooted in the traditions of the West and those seeking to uproot tradition to make way for dangerous and ultimatcly destructive new ideas. Swift's satire on the threats posed by the Enlightenment and the embryonic spirit of secular fundamentalism makes Gulliver's Travels priceless reading for today's defenders of tradition. Yet Swift's subtlety has bemused many modern critics, with the lamentable of result that this classic of western civilization is often misread and misunderstood. This new critical edition, edited by Dutton kearney of Aquinas College in Nashville, contains detailed notes to the text, bringing it to life for today's reader, and a selection of tradition-oriented essays by some of the finest contemporay Swift scholars. The Ignatius Critical Editions Series represents a tradition-oriented approach to reading the Classics of world literature. While many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series concentrates on critical examinations informed by our Judco-Christian heritage as passed down through the ages---the same heritage that provided the crucible in which the great authors formed these classic works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer Joseph Pearce, the lgnatius Critical Editions ensure that readings of the works are filtered through the richness of Western tradition, meeting the authors in their clement, instead of the currently popular method of deconstructing a classic to fit a modern mindsct---a lamentable flaw that often proliferates in other series of critical editions. The Series is ideal for anyone wishing to understand the great works of Western Civilization, enabling the modern reader to enjoy these classics in the company of some of the finest literature professors alive today.
Categories: Fiction

Gulliver s Travels Jonathan Swift New Edition

Gulliver s Travels   Jonathan Swift  New Edition

Presents a collection of essays analyzing Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels, including a chronology of the author's works and life.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113906

Category: Imaginary societies in literature

Page: 256

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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels, including a chronology of the author's works and life.
Categories: Imaginary societies in literature

Jonathan Swift s Gulliver s Travels

Jonathan Swift s Gulliver s Travels

11 Louis Landa, Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings (Boston, Mass.: Riverside Houghton, 1960) pp. 513–14. 1 Part of the horse's hoof between the fetlock joint and the upper edge of the hoof. 2 Another expression of Swift'shatred of ...

Author: Roger D. Lund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317722830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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An extremely complex, yet widely studied text, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels ranks as one of the most scathing satires of British and European society ever published. Students will therefore welcome the publication of Roger Lund’s sourcebook, which provides a clear way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surounds the text. This indispensable guide presents: extensive introductory comment on the contexts and many interpretations of the text, from publication to present annotated extracts from key contextual documents, reviews, critical works and the text itself cross-references between documents and sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Gudies to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Swift’s controversial novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism