Travels into a number of distant international locations of the area. In 4 elements. by way of Lemuel Gulliver, First a physician, after which a Captain of a number of Ships, greater recognized easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a singular by means of Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan speedy, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it's Swift's most sensible recognized full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.
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