Meet Lemuel Gulliver: a former surgeon with a mind of an inquisitive traveler! Go deeper into fantastic worlds with their inhabitants, way of life, and aspirations. Have you ever encountered people less than 15 cm tall who have high ambitions? Have you ever seen a flying island state inhabited by scientists who dedicate all their efforts to extracting solar energy from a cucumber? Or maybe you have heard about Yahoos, human-like animals that are more human than humans themselves? Bet you have not, unlike a brave man Gulliver. You can settle and live in every country on the planet; the question is, will you find a fundamental difference between them?
About the Author
This fascinating piece of art was written by Irish Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, poet, and satirist, Jonathan Swift. The audience may know him for A Tale of a Tub and An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, published under different pseudonyms such as M. B. Drapier and Isaac Bickerstaff. He has a unique writing style rich in irony and sarcasm that can make laugh even a callous man. Swift’s diction is so prosaic and straightforward that it can be read by children who do not know the alphabet. It has no useless wording, ornaments, and affectation, making it clear and understandable for everyone. It can be enjoyed and understood by everybody starting from children to wealthy rulers. We believe his stories will be popular and known everywhere across the globe. Trust us and do not miss unique and potentially the best work of Swift in his life!
What to Expect?
The book consists of four different parts that tell about the adventures of a gallant explorer. Gulliver initially arrives in the country named Lilliput, where pint-size people perceive him as a dangerous giant. The traveler becomes involved in the war and solves various problems of tiny people. You will be amazed by local laws which put too much emphasis on trivial matters. For instance, they need to crack a particular end of the egg. Next, Gulliver’s destination is Brobdingnag, a land where grass has the same height as a regular tree. It is inhabited by mighty giants who meet a relatively tiny Gulliver with excessive curiosity. The main character faces thrilling challenges and even meets the local king.
It is not the end since Gulliver soon manages to visit Laputa, a flying kingdom devoted to science and arts, and Balnibarbi, poor land controlled by Laputa. The brave traveler speaks to famous historical figures’ ghosts during his side-trip (Swift, 2020). What is more, the man visits immortal people on Luggnagg and discovers how they live! You will find out more about Japan and local religion and traditions. The Gulliver’s final destination is the land of Houyhnhnms, a race of horses who can speak. Here the traveler meets fascinating creatures that resemble people called Yahoos.
These four separate trips are accompanied by a variety of challenging situations, problems, and puzzles the main character tries to solve. Gulliver’s Travels is a dramatic adventure full of colorful worlds, intrigues, curiosities, and daring feats that would thrill and entertain every reader. It is perfect for those who want to read a balanced mixture of thrills, humor, and philosophy. Trust us, and you will not have regrets after spending your evening sitting on the couch and reading this masterpiece.
Swift, J. (2020). Gulliver’s travels. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.