When Gulliver,s Travels was first published in 1726, it was a huge success. People of all ages loved reading Swift,s story of Gulliver, a ship,s doctor, who travels to some very strange lands. There is Lilliput, where the tiny people are smaller than his hand, and Brobdingnag, a land of giants, where rats are the size of dogs. In the country ruled by the Houyhnhnms, creatures that look like horses but speak like humans, Gulliver learns many things. When he returns to England after his last journey, he is a changed man.