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The Resource Gulliver's travels : based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism, Jonathan Swift ; edited by Albert J. Rivero

Gulliver's travels : based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism, Jonathan Swift ; edited by Albert J. Rivero

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Gulliver's travels : based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism
Title
Gulliver's travels
Title remainder
based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Swift ; edited by Albert J. Rivero
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself in Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose six-inch height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters - with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the abstracted scientists of Laputa, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and brutish Yahoos - give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour." "Although Gulliver's journeys take us to strange and wonderful places, it is impossible to ignore the reflections of ourselves with which Swift peoples his realms, where humankind is seen in a satirical hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species. With its wild distortions, optical illusions and undertones of madness and the grotesque, Gulliver's Travels defies our expectations of a conventional traveller's tale. It is in fact a brillantly and rudelly subversive book."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1667-1745
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Swift, Jonathan
Dewey number
823/.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR3724.G8
LC item number
R58 2002
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Rivero, Albert J.
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Voyages, Imaginary
  • Satire, English
Label
Gulliver's travels : based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism, Jonathan Swift ; edited by Albert J. Rivero
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-511)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47216332
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 511 pages
Isbn
9780393957242
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001041005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Gulliver's travels : based on the 1726 text : contexts, criticism, Jonathan Swift ; edited by Albert J. Rivero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-511)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47216332
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 511 pages
Isbn
9780393957242
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001041005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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