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Gulliver's Travels free pdf Gulliver's Travels 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 tremendously popular as soon as it was published (John Gay said 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. The popularity of Gulliver is such that the term "Lilliputian" has entered many languages as an adjective meaning "small and delicate." There is even a brand of cigar called Lilliput which is small. In addition to this there are a series of collectible model-houses known as "Lilliput Lane." The smallest light bulb fitting (5mm diameter) in the Edison screw series is called the "Lilliput Edison screw." In Dutch, the word "Lilliputter" is used for adults shorter than 1.30 meters. Conversely, "Brobdingnagian" appears in the Oxford English Dictionary as a synonym for "very large" or "gigantic." In like vein, the term "yahoo" is often encountered as a synonym for "ruffian" or "thug." In the discipline of computer architecture, the terms big-endian and little-endian are used to describe two possible ways of laying out bytes in memory- see Endianness. The terms derive from one of the satirical conflicts in the book, in which two religious sects of Lilliputians are divided between those who prefer cracking open their soft-boiled eggs from the little end, and those who prefer the big end.

About Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (1667 -1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms-such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B. Drapier-or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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Author : Jonathan Swift
Publisher : Readaclassic.com
Data Published : 22 December 2010
ISBN : 1611043689
EAN : 9781611043686
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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