Gulliver's Travels

Penguin UK
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With an essay by George Orwell.

'Fifteen hundred of the Emperor's largest horses, each about four inches and an half high, were employed to draw me towards the Metropolis, which, as I said, was half a Mile distant'

A savage and hilarious satire, Gulliver's Travels sees Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and adrift, subject to bizarre and unnerving encounters with, among others, quarrelling Lilliputians, philosophizing horses and the brutish Yahoo tribe, that change his view of humanity - and himself - for ever. Swift's classic of 1726 portrays mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with a comical yet uncompromising reflection of ourselves.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Apr 26, 2012
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9780141973890
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Satire
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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