Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels

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'Thus, gentle Reader, I have given thee a faithful History of my Travels for Sixteen Years, and above Seven Months; wherein I have not been so studious of Ornament as of Truth.'

In these words Gulliver represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just set down; but how far can we rely on a narrator whose identity is elusive and whoses inventiveness is self-evident? Gulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consummately skilful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift plays tricks on us, and delivers one of the world's most disturbing satires of the human condition.

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  • : Jonathan Swift
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : 9780199536849
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 432
  • : juni 2008
  • : 296
  • : 194 x 129 x 20 mm.
  • : Oxford World's Classics
  • : 18e eeuw, ca. 1700 tot ca. 1799; Ierland; Klassieke en pre-20ste-eeuwse poëzie; Klassieker; Literatuurstudies: ca. 1400 tot ca. 1600; Literatuurstudies: ca. 1600 tot ca. 1800; Literatuurstudies: fictie, romanschrijvers en prozaschrijvers