9781593083854

Gulliver's Travels (Barnes and Noble Classics Series)

  • ISBN 13:

    9781593083854

  • ISBN 10:

    1593083858

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 03/29/2008
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

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Summary

Gulliver's Travels, byJonathan Swift, is part of theBarnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Considered the greatest satire ever written in English,Jonathan Swift'sGulliver's Travelschronicles the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, principally to four marvelous realms: Lilliput, where the people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by giants; Laputa, a wondrous flying island; and a country where the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses, are served by savage humanoid creatures called Yahoos. Beneath the surface of this enchanting fantasy lurks a devastating critique of human malevolence, stupidity, greed, vanity, and short-sightedness. A brilliant combination of adventure, humor, and philosophy,Gulliver's Travelsis one of literature's most durable masterpieces. Michael Seidelis Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written widely on eighteenth-century literature. His books includeSatiric Inheritance: Rabelais to Sterne(1979),Exile and the Narrative Imagination(1986), andRobinson Crusoe: Island Myths and the Novel(1991).

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