Gulliver's travels
(Book - Regular Print)

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Published
Portland : Mint Editions, 2020.
Physical Desc
258 pages ; 21 cm
Status
Prescott Public Library - FIC - Fiction Books
SWIFT. JONATHAN
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Published
Portland : Mint Editions, 2020.
Format
Book - Regular Print
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 13.5, 25 Points
Lexile code
NC
Lexile measure
1300

Notes

General Note
First published in 1726.
Description
Gulliver's strange adventures in some of the most unusual lands ever imagined have made this one of the rare classics with an enduring and wide-ranging appeal to all ages. Gulliver's bad luck at sea not only gets him shipwrecked and castaway, but repeatedly throws him into strange societies of even stranger people. Readers are likely aware of Gulliver's experiences in Lilliput, where he meets a kingdom of six-inch-tall people with a set of prejudices that are as rigid as they are ridiculous. They may be less familiar with Gulliver's time among the giants of Brobdingnag, the science-obsessed residents of the flying island of Laputa or the horse-like and thoughtful Houyhnhnms, all of which are much less well known despite being every bit as inventive and thought-provoking. Swift's straightforward narrative style adds both realism and a kind of deadpan humor to his outrageous flights of the imagination. The fantastical nature of Gulliver's adventures have led the book, especially the section taking place in Lilliput, to be seen by some as a story for children, but the tale's political and philosophical underpinnings are not hidden and cast a decidedly skeptical eye on humanity. Seen as a collection of delightful fairy tales or as fables that probe the nature of society, Gulliver's Travels occupies a unique position in the canon of English literature and will undoubtedly be reinterpreted, and enjoyed, as long as books are read. Included in this Mint Edition is Swift's fierce satirical essay, A Modest Proposal. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Gulliver's Travels is both modern and readable.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Swift, J. (2020). Gulliver's travels . Mint Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. 2020. Gulliver's Travels. Mint Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Gulliver's Travels Mint Editions, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels Mint Editions, 2020.

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