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Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

Suggestions for Further Reading


How to Cite This SparkNote

Fox, Christopher. The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Hammond, Brean S. Gulliver’s Travels. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1988.

Hinnant, Charles H. Purity and Defilement in Gulliver’s Travels. London: Macmillan, 1987.

Knowles, Ronald. Gulliver’s Travels: The Politics of Satire. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1996.

Lock, F. P. The Politics of Gulliver’s Travels. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.

Lund, Roger. Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Rawson, Claude Julien. God, Gulliver, and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Smith, Frederick N., ed. The Genres of Gulliver’s Travels. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1990.

Tippett, Brian. Gulliver’s Travels. Basingstoke, England: Macmillan, 1989.

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It is not a Novel, it is a Satire

by -Salem-, May 17, 2013

The type of work is Satire, not Novel, because it happened before the Novel tradition started, and because it is a parody.


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Glance into past

by rajhvora99, February 11, 2014

Swift has used his words as swords to criticize all the things in Britain at that time. Someone who knew nothing about Britain could obviously imagine how Britain would be at the time Swift wrote his satire.


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