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Gulliver's Travels (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
Gulliver's Travels (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Jonathan Swift
ISBN 13: 9780199536849
ISBN 10: 199536848
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 422
List Price: $7.95
 
 

In Gulliver's Travels, the narrator represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just experienced. But how far can we rely on a narrator who has been impersonated by someone else? The work purports to be a travel book, and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consumately skillful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift's alter ego plays tricks on us, and our gullibility uncovers one of the world's most disturbing satires of the human condition.