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Gulliver's travels

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New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Physical Desc:
362 pages; : illustrations, maps; 20cm
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 1370L
In Gulliver's Travels, the narrator represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just experienced. But how far can we rely on a narrator who has been impersonated by someone else? The work purports to be a travel book, and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. An extraordinarily skillful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift's alter ego plays tricks on us, and our gullibility uncovers one of the world's most disturbing satires of the human condition. The fullest, most up-to-date paperback of Gulliver's Travels currently available, this new edition contains an astute analysis of the nature of Swift's satire. It includes the changing frontispiece portraits of Gulliver that appeared in successive early editions and whose subtle changes contribute to the reader's uncertainty about the veracity of the author. A new introduction by Claude Rawson draws on the latest scholarship and considers Swift's role-playing and the relationship of the author to Gulliver. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Level 13.5, 25 Points
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NC: Non-Conforming
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APA Citation (style guide)

Swift, J. (1986). Gulliver's travels. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. 1986. Gulliver's Travels. New York, New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, Gulliver's Travels. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Print.

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