Graphic Classics: Gulliver's Travels (Paperback)

Author: Swift, Jonathan

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Publisher Barrons Juveniles
Mfg Part# 9780764142802
SKU 211342452
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0764142801
Release Date 10/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 6.75L x 0.25T
Author Info
Jonathan Swift
Swift's father died shortly before he was born, and he was sent by his mother to live with relatives. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, where his tuition was paid by a rich uncle. He went to England without finishing his M.A. degree, working as a secretary to Sir William Temple--a post he disliked but where he acquired some sophistication and culture. While there, he wrote his satirical burlesque, "A Tale of a Tub." He was ordained an Anglican priest back in Ireland, but immediately returned to England, where he became involved in the brilliant literary "coffee house" circle that included Pope, Gay, Addison, and Steele and began to publish his satirical essays in the Tatler. His Tory politics got him into trouble in England, however, when the Whigs came to power, and he returned to Ireland as Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. He was scarred by his failures in England, but he continued to write enthusiastically, producing his ironic masterpiece "A Modest Proposal" and, in 1726, his great work, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, a synthesis of his bitter, cynical wit and his optimism about the fate of mankind. It was also in Ireland that Swift became involved with the two great loves of his life, Stella and Vanessa, about both of whom little is known. Swift's health, mental and physical, declined drastically when he was in his 60s, and he died virtually insane at the age of 77. .
"It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery."
From the Publisher
Annotation In Swift's bitter, witty satire of the state of England in the early 18th century, his hero, Lemuel Gulliver (the epitome of the average man), becomes, as he travels, increasingly frustrated by the corruption and irrationality of the human race. This volume contains the first two of his four voyages.
First Line My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the third of five sons.
Editors Note Uses the graphic novel format to introduce children to many of the world's greatest literary works while also including a brief biography summarizing the author's life, a list of his or her important works, a time line of historic events that helped inspire the story, general notes and an index.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 10
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher Barron's Educational Series

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