Reading Gulliver

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  • Book cover: Reading GulliverTitle: Reading Gulliver: Essays in celebration of Jonathan Swift's classic
  • Author: Dublin City Public Libraries
  • Size: 20cm
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168pp.
  • Price: €39
  • Publisher: Dublin City Public Libraries, 2008
  • ISBN: 0946841926


Given the connection of Dean Jonathan Swift with Dublin - and his place in the literary heritage of the city - it is particularly pleasing for me to present this collection of essays on his immortal classic, Gulliver's Travels, specially commissioned by Dublin City Public Libraries.

"First published nearly 300 years ago, in 1726, it remains one of the great satirical masterpieces of English literature. Written in a style of a contemporary travel book, Gulliver's travels has appeal for readers of many levels, savagely lampooning the politics, religious bigotry and social mores of Swift's own time - and still, after so many years, having much to say about the human condition. Swift's work has also been enjoyed by generation upon generation of children as a wonderful story of  adventure and fantasy, indeed there can hardly be a child who is not familiar with the image of the giant Gulliver dwarfing the little people of Lilliput."
Extract from Foreword by Deirdre Ellis-King, Dublin City Librarian (1985 - 2010)

How to Order

Complete the Publications Order Form (PDF, 150KB, cannot access pdf?) and send, together with remittance, to:

Dublin City Public Libraries,
Development Office (Publications),
Dublin City Library & Archive,
138-144 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2.

Payment is accepted by the following methods: Irish postal money order or cheque drawn on an Irish bank.