Sunday, 14 September 2014


Here you can download a PDF presentation of Jonathan Swift, the Anglo-Irish novelist and the most famous satirist in English literature.
His best known full-length work,  Gulliver's Travels (1726), which is the story of its hero's encounters with different races and societies in distant countries, mirrors Swift's vision of mankind's ambiguous position between bestiality and rationality. Published seven years after  Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe,  Gulliver's Travels may be read as a systematic negation of Defoe's optimistic account of human capability. 
Click here for an extensive analysis of the themes of the novel.

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