Travels into a number of distant countries of the realm. In 4 components. by way of Lemuel Gulliver, First a healthcare professional, after which a Captain of numerous Ships, larger identified easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a unique via Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan fast, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it truly is Swift's top recognized full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.
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