Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
A shipwreck brings Lemuel Gulliver to Lilliput, where he finds himself in a kingdom of tiny people. This experience is later reversed when he lands among the giants of Brobdingnag. And yet more contrasts lie in store for him between the Houyhnhnms – a race of noble horses – and the savage sub-human Yahoos. Gulliver’s Travels has not been out of print since its publication in 1726. Readers, ‚from the cabinet council to the nursery’, have enjoyed Swift’s fusion of fantasy and reality on many levels. While politics and religion are prime targets for his satire, he also holds a mocking mirror to human nature in general.