Gulliver´s Travels

Gulliver´s Travels

Editorial: Oxford

Páginas: 362

Año: 2009

EAN: 9780199536849

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In Gulliver´s Travels, the narrator represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just experienced. But how far can we rely on a narrator who has been impersonated by someone else? The work purports to be a travel book, and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver´s encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. An extraordinarily skillful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver´s Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift´s alter ego plays tricks on us, and our gullibility uncovers one of the world´s most disturbing satires of the human condition. The fullest, most up-to-date paperback of Gulliver´s Travels currently available, this new edition contains an astute analysis of the nature of Swift´s satire. It includes the changing frontispiece portraits of Gulliver that appeared in successive early editions and whose subtle changes contribute to the reader´s uncertainty about the veracity of the author. A new introduction by Claude Rawson draws on the latest scholarship and considers Swift´s role-playing and the relationship of the author to Gulliver...
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