Additional Resources for Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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Frank Brady, "Vexations and Diversion: Three Problems in 'Gulliver's Travels,'" in Modern Philology: A Journal Devoted to Research in Medieval and Modern Literature, Vol. 75, 1978, pp. 346-367.

A good overview of approaches to Gulliver's Travels

and an analysis of the humor, the sense of historical
degeneration, and Swift's true intentions. A
"soft" school interpretation.

Arthur E. Case, "The Significance of 'Gulliver's Travels,'" in Four Essays on "Gulliver's Travels" Princeton University Press, 1945, pp. 97-126.

A critical assessment of the book Gulliver's Travels.

J. A. Downie, "Political Characterization in 'Gulliver's Travels,'" in Yearbook of English Studies, Vol. 7, 1977, pp. 108-120.

Downie argues against the usual reading of Gulliver's
Travels
as a political allegory by demonstrating how
such a reading fails in all four books.

Jenny Mezciems, "Swift's Praise of Gulliver: Some Renaissance Background to the Travels," in The Character of Swift's Satire: A Revised Focus, edited by Claude...

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