Author: Jonathan Swift
Categories: English, Children, Fiction, English Novel
Following a shipwreck, Lemuel Gulliver, an Irish ship surgeon, lands in Lilliput and finds himself among a tiny people who are even smaller than the length of a human hand. This is just the beginning of his fantastic voyages around the world. He next visits Brobdingnag, a land of giants, then Laputa, a flying island inhabited by an every-speculating folk, and finally the land of Houyhnhnms, the wise horses, who rule, among others, the bestial Yahoos who bear a striking resemblance to modern humans. During all his travels, Gulliver cannot but stop thinking that human race has a long way to go before it even comes close to understand the world around it. A satire par excellence, Gulliverâ€™s Travels has been a favourite with both adults and children since its first publication in 1726. It has also been adapted for visual media over and again.