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HarperCollins is proud to present a range of best-­loved, essential classics. 'I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.­' Shipwrecked on the high seas, Lemuel Gulliver finds himself washed up on the strange island of Lilliput, a land inhabited by quarrelsome miniature people. On his travels he continues to meet others who force him to reflect on human behaviour - the giants of Brobdingnag, the Houyhnhnms and the Yahoos. In this scathing satire on the politics and morals of the 18th Century, Swift's condemnation of society and its institutions still resonates today.

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Los viajes de Gulliver (1726) es una novela satírica de Jonathan Swift. Presentándose como el "Dr. Lemuel Gulliver", pretendió divulgar sus viajes en los que se encuentra con una serie de culturas extrañas. Este estilo literario de la divulgación de viajes era común en ese entonces, incluyendo la invención de culturas extrañas y "salvajes", diseñadas deliberadamente para remover las conciencias de los británicos de la época. El viaje a varias naciones lejanas del mundo del cirujano inglés Lemuel Gulliver, se toma a veces como historia para niños. Sin embargo, se trata de una de las obras de sátira política más importantes de la historia. Anticipó muchas discusiones actuales sobre la filosofía de la ciencia, la búsqueda de la inmortalidad humana, y los derechos de los animales.

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Gulliver’ s Travels - Top Classic Novels by Jonathan Swift Gulliver’ s Travels, first published in 1726, is Jonathan Swift’ s best known full-­length work, and is both a parody of the “ travellers’ tales” popular at the time and a satire on human nature. Throughout the four stories, ship’ s surgeon Gulliver travels to distant lands, meets strange new peoples like the diminutive Lilliputians and the gigantic Brobdingnags, defends his ship from a pirate attack, and is marooned on a deserted island. Shipwrecked castaway Lemuel Gulliver’s encounters with the petty, diminutive Lilliputians, the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the abstracted scientists of Laputa, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos give him new, bitter insights into human behavior. Swift’s fantastic and subversive book remains supremely relevant in our own age of distortion, hypocrisy, and irony.

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Las luengas peregrinaciones hacen a los hombre discretos, dijo Cervantes, y lo comprobó el capitán Lemuel Gulliver tras visitar a los diminutos habitantes de Liliput, a los gigantes de Brobdingnag, a los disparatados científicos que viven en las nubes de Laputa, y a los mesurados caballos del País de los houyhnhnms. Gulliver advierte que el mismo ser, magnífico al lado de uno más pequeño, es ridículo al lado de otro más grande; que el ser humano, tan orgulloso de su superioridad moral, puede resultar despreciable «una repugnante sabandija» comparado con seres realmente virtuosos. La dura realidad de la conducta humana impide leer esta sátira genial sin estremecerse.

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: printed for J. Nichols : sold by H. Payne; and N. ConantYear published: 1779Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick,­[1] commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.­[2] This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.

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Author: Jonathan Swift Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883 Book contributor: Harvard University Language: English 1 downloads in the last month Download Ebook: ( PDF ) ( EPUB )

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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, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Anglo-­Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-­genre. It is Swift's best known full-­length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became popular as soon as it was published. John Gay wrote in a 1726 letter to Swift that "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery.­" Since then, it has never been out of print. There are 4 parts: PART I A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT PART II A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG PART III. A VOYAGE TO LAPUTA, BALNIBARBI, LUGGNAGG, GLUBBDUBDRIB, AND JAPAN. PART IV. A VOYAGE TO THE COUNTRY OF THE HOUYHNHNMS.

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