Gulliver's Travels.

By Jonathan Swift

Printed: 1976

Publisher: The Folio Society. London

Edition: Fifth impression

Dimensions 16 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 24 x 3

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In a fitted box.Green cloth spine with gilt title. Brown and red patterned boards.

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Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Edward Bawden (illustrator). Quarter bound in green cloth gilt and patterned boards. Top edge stained red as called for. Printed and bound by W & J. Mackay & Co Ltd, Chatam. Lithographs printed by W.S. Cowell, Ipswich. An exceptionally nice copy.

Gulliver’s Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a 1726 prose satire by the Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the “travelers’ tales” literary subgenre. It is Swift’s best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver’s Travels “to vex the world rather than divert it”.

The book was an immediate success. The English dramatist John Gay remarked: “It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery.” In 2015, Robert McCrum released his selection list of 100 best novels of all time, where he called Gulliver’s Travels “a satirical masterpiece”.

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