1896 Rare Victorian Book - Gulliver's Travels - Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon & Then a Captain of Several Ships


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Author : Jonathan Swift
Title : Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon & Then a Captain of Several Ships.   (GULLIVER'S TRAVELS).
Publisher : London: Bliss Sands and Foster, 1896.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 307 pages
Binding : Very good, near fine full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean) 
Illustrations : Illustrated with the maps from the 1726 first edition.

The book : Rare and attractive edition of 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, (which is the full title), -- a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. He himself claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it".


The author: Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, the Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.


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