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Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings

by Jonathan Swift

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Gulliver's Travels is one of the single greatest works I've ever read. It's hilarious, insightful, educational, filled with action, adventure and comedy. I can't think of a single thing I would change about this work. ( )
1 vote benuathanasia | Oct 21, 2012 |
Great fantastical satire. ( )
  homeofharris | Oct 23, 2010 |
Will the real Gulliver please stand up?Is it an authentic Gulliver experience to read the children's picture book?Or is it a more genuine experience to read it, unedited, without pictures, on a Kindle?I read both this week. I liked the children's version better. The pictures were fun and the edited text included the best of the original and omitted the extraneous material that seemed irrelevant to the heart of the book. I'm happy I read the original as well as the edited version. I can see the appeal of this book for readers. Funny. Thoughtful. Gulliver visits places in the world that make his entire worldview shift and crumble and, finally, evolve. A wonderful book. Or books. ( )
  debnance | Jan 29, 2010 |
Pure satire, very very morbidly satirical. One of the best books in English to come out of the 18th century. ( )
  julsitos2 | Aug 16, 2006 |
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This LT work is the 1962 Bantam Books / Bantam Classics anthology of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and Other Writings, edited by Miriam Kosh Starkman. Please do not combine it with either editions containing Gulliver's Travels only, or with other anthologies unless substantially the same content (see "Book description" CK below) is confirmed. Thank you.
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Gulliver's Travel --

A tale of a tub --

The battle of the books --

A discourse concerning the mechanical operaton of the spirit --

The abolishing of christianity in England --

The Bickerstaff papers --

The Examiner: no. 14, Nov. 9, 1710 --

The Drapier's letters: the first letter --

A modest proposal --

Swift's correspondence --

Swift's poems.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 055321232X, Mass Market Paperback)

Considered one of English literature’s first and greatest satirists, Jonathan Swift possessed a timeless genius for pointing out the foibles of human nature that still has the power to provoke, amuse, and, at times, even outrage
our modern sensibilities. 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.

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The classic story of a traveler's voyages to several fantastical lands presents the eighteenth-century English writer's scathing satire on the political and moral conditions of his time. Also includes many of Swift's other major writings.

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