A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Jonathan Swift. Soon I felt something alive moving along my leg and up my body to my face, and when I looked down, I saw a very small human being, only fifteen centimetres tall… I was so surprised that I gave a great shout.' But that is only the first of many surprises which Gulliver has on his travels. He visits a land of giants and a flying island, meets ghosts from the past and horses which talk…
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, prose writer and poet, who has found his calling as a cleric of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. "The Journal to Stella" is a collection of sixty-five letters from Jonathan Swift to his friend Esther Johnson, whom he called "Stella" and, according to some reports, was his secret wife, although there is no documentary evidence of it. Swift wrote the letters between 1710 and 1713 in England and many critics consider them as deeply personal.
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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a prose satire both on human nature and the "travellers tales" literary subgenre of the day. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.
Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters - with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos -give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behavior. Swift's savage satire view mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, prose writer and poet, who has found his calling as a cleric of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. "The Battle of the Books" is the name of a short satire story published as introduction to his "A Tale of a Tub." It depicts a battle between books in the King's Library as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, prose writer and poet, who has found his calling as a cleric of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. "A Tale of a Tub" is one the most famous and masterful of Swift's satire works. It is a prose parody consisting of several sections about the morals and ethics of England, a satire of religious overflow, tendencies in literature, politics, theology, and even medicine. Nothing went unnoticed!