Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a 1726 prose satire[1][2] by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels "to vex the world rather than divert it".

Gulliver's Travels
First edition of Gulliver's Travels
AuthorJonathan Swift
Original titleTravels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
GenreSatire, fantasy
PublisherBenjamin Motte
Publication date
28 October 1726 (294 years ago) (1726-10-28)
Media typePrint
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TextGulliver's Travels at Wikisource

The book was an immediate success. The English dramatist John Gay remarked "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery."[3] In 2015, Robert McCrum released his selection list of 100 best novels of all time in which Gulliver's Travels is listed as "a satirical masterpiece".[4]