Lemuel Gulliver's love of travel and inability to stay on course deliver him to unexpected visits with the very short Lilliputians, the very large Brobdingnagians, the very reasonable Houynhms - who are horses, and the excessively scientific citizens of Laputa. A classic of English literature, Gulliver's Travels has amused children and fascinated adults for nearly three centuries.
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This book is perfect for AP classes and is often selected for inclusion on the AP exam. The notes, reading pointers, and vocabulary in this addition will also help students at a lower reading level get the most out of these classics.From the Inside Flap:
"It is universally read, from the
cabinet council to the nursery," remarked Alexander Pope when Gulliver's Travels was published in 1726. One of the unique books of world literature, Swift's masterful satire describes the astonishing voyages of one Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, to surreal kingdoms inhabited by miniature people and giants, quack philosophers and scientists, horses endowed with reason and men who behave like beasts. Written with great wit and invention, Gulliver's Travels is a savage parody on man and his institutions that has captivated readers for nearly three centuries.
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