Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
A Routledge Study Guide
Edited by Roger D. Lund
Published June 15th 2006 by Routledge – 224 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
An extremely complex, yet widely studied text, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels ranks as one of the most scathing satires of British and European society ever published. Students will therefore welcome the publication of Roger Lund’s sourcebook, which provides a clear way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surounds the text. This indispensable guide presents:
Part of the Routledge Gudies to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Swift’s controversial novel.
Introduction Part 1: Contexts Contextual Overview. Chronology. Contemporary Documents. Letters to and From Jonathan Swift. Sources, Influences, and Imitations Part 2: Interpretations Critical History. Early Critical Reception Part 3: Key Passages Introduction. Key Passages. Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput Part 2: A Voyage to Brogdingnag Part 3: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan Part 4: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms Part 4: Further Reading Editions and Text. Biographies. Essay Collections. Critical Histories and Casebooks. Book-Length Studies and Individual Essays