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Gulliver’s Travels

The novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift was first published anonymously in 1726.  It is the story of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship’s doctor and captain who is shipwrecked in four different lands, where he is alternately a giant, a pygmy, a sane man among crazies, and a  human in a society ruled by horses. It was published anonymously because of the thinly veiled political satire of England’s powerful first prime minister, Whig party leader Sir Robert Walpole.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Gulliver’s Travels (Subject)
  • Swift, Jonathan (Subject)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR3721 - PR3728

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Jonathan Swift: Modern Critical Views. 1986.

                            Call Number:  PR3727 .J626 1986

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. 1996.

                          Call Number:  PR3724 .G8 J66 1996

  • Wiener, Gary (Ed.). Readings on Gulliver’s Travels. 2000.

                            Call Number:  PR3724 .G8 R43 2000

  • The Writings of Jonathan Swift. 1973.

                            Call Number:  PR3722 .G7

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction. 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C75 2000

o       Vol. 7, pgs. 3143-3146

  • Great Writers of the English Language:  Satirists and HumoristsCall Number:  REF PR85 .G66 1989

o        Vol. 10, pgs. 12-17

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number:  REF PN50 .L574

o        Vol. 1, pgs. 129-135

  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800Call Number:  REF PN86 .L53

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 426-529

o   Vol. 42, pgs. 290-378

o   Vol. 101, pgs. 246-250, 287-310, 334-344

  • Magill’s Survey of World LiteratureCall Number: REF PN523 .M29 2009

o   Vol. 6, pg. 2538-39

  • Masterplots. Revised 2nd Ed.– Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol. 5, pgs. 2711-2715

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN44 .N937       

o   Vol. 6, pgs. 74-100

  • World Literature and Its Times - Call Number:  REF PN50 .M625

o        Vol. 3, pgs. 155-164

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

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