Travels into a number of distant countries of the realm. In 4 elements. by means of Lemuel Gulliver, First a general practitioner, after which a Captain of numerous Ships, larger recognized easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a singular through Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan quick, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it's Swift's most sensible identified full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.
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