(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed) An immediate success on its publication in 1726, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS was read, as John Gay put it, -from the cabinet council to the nursery.- Dean Swift's great satire is presented here in its unexpurgated entirety.
Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1667, where he lived for much of his life. He was well known for writing satires and political pamphlets. In 1726, Swift published Gulliver's Travels anonymously and it was an immediate hit, reprinting three times that year. Although Gulliver's Travels was written as a satire of human pride, not as a children's book, it has long been considered a classic for young readers. Jonathan Swift died on October 19, 1745.