(1667 - 1745)
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
He is remembered for works such as Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier’s Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub.
Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier – or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.
A compendium of stories, poems and articles, many with new illustrations.
Eighteen selections from classic novels.
James Fenimore Cooper
Sir Walter Scott
Hilda van Stockum
Gulliver’s Travels (1900)
A satirical look at human society through the lens of midgets, giants and horses. Read for free online at Google Books.
Gulliver’s Travels (1909)
This edition of Dean Swift’s satirical survey of human society has more colored illustrations. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
Gulliver’s Travels (1921)
Lemuel Gulliver is shipwrecked in various strange countries, including those of the Lilliputians, Brobdingnagians and Houyhnhnms. Read online at Hathitrust.
Gulliver’s Travels (1964)
Captain Lemuel Gulliver travels to various strange lands from the Lilliputian to the Brobdingnagnian.
Gulliver’s Travels (1977)
A satirical look at human society through the eyes of giants, midgets and horses.
Junior Classics Volume 5 (1912)
Selections from older classics that have been appropriated by children such as Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels and Pilgrim’s Progress for children from six to sixteen. Read for free online at HathiTrust.