ISBN-10:
0393957241
ISBN-13:
9780393957242
Pub. Date:
11/02/2001
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Gulliver's Travels: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Gulliver's Travels: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

by Jonathan Swift, Albert J. RiveroJonathan Swift
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Overview

As featured on PBS’s The Great American Read

This new edition of Swift's satiric classic is based on the 1726 text—the edition textual scholars now consider the most authoritative.


It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations.


"Contexts" collects materials that influenced Swift's writing of the novel, as well as documents that suggest its initial reception, including Swift's correspondence, Alexander Pope's poems on Gulliver's Travels, and relevant passages from Gargantua and Pantagruel.


"Criticism" includes fourteen assessments of Gulliver's Travels by the Earl of Orrery, Sir Walter Scott, Pat Rogers, Michael McKen, J.A. Downie, J. Paul Hunter, Laura Brown, Douglas Lane Patey, Dennis Todd, Richard H. Rodino. Irvin Ehrenpreis, Janine Barchas, Claude Rawson, and Howard D. Weinbrot.


A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393957242
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2001
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 196,389
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

ALBERT J. RIVERO is Professor of English at Marquette University. He is the author of The Plays of Henry Fielding: A Critical Study of His Dramatic Career, and editor of New Essays on Samuel Richardson, Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin and Critical Essays of Henry Fielding.

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Gulliver's Travels: A Norton Critical Edition 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BRMiller More than 1 year ago
Part I and II were quick reads filled with great fantasy which most of us see as THE Gulliver's Travels. Part III was a little boring and hard to get through and Part IV was a perfect combination of fantasy and Swift using great symbolism to strongly express his views.
soylentgreen23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When this book was first written, it became famous for its biting satire and disdain for 'modern' politics and politicians. In the near-300 years that have passed since then, the satirical edges have softened, leaving a great adventure story.
stipe168 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
gulliver is a hero you can really cheer for, swift's excellent writing shows quite simply the defects of the human race. it's not hard to understand if you read it.
AngelaG86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Swift's ideas about human nature and government are timeless. Gulliver's Travels is a must read!
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