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The Resource Gulliver's Travels / Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels / Jonathan Swift

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Gulliver's Travels / Jonathan Swift
Title
Gulliver's Travels / Jonathan Swift
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Swift
Title variation
Gullivers travels
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with afford- able hardbound editions of impor- tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy- fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch- bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau- gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. 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."
Summary
Gullible ship's doctor Lemuel Gulliver experiences extraordinary travels, in which he goes through a series of apparently child-like fantasy worlds of tiny people and giants, floating islands and talking horses.
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Character
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058370
Cataloging source
HCO
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1667-1745
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Jonathan Swift
Dewey number
823.5
Index
no index present
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  • 1150
  • 1150
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Gulliver's Travels / Jonathan Swift
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000749
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101477816
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Gulliver's Travels / Jonathan Swift
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000749
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101477816
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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