Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself
on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height
makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous.
Anglo-Irish poet, satirist and clergyman, Jonathan Swift
(1667-1745), was born in Dublin to English parents. He embarked on
a career as diplomatic secretary and became increasingly involved
in politics. He published many satirical works of verse and prose,
including 'A Tale of a Tub', 'A Modest Proposal', and 'Gulliver's
Robert DeMaria, Jr. is Henry Noble MacCracken Professor of English at Vassar College, New York. He has published widely on 17th and 18th century literature.
[Coralie Bickford-Smith's] recent work for Penguin Classics is...nothing short of glorious * Anna Cole Co. *