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Author: Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms—such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B. Drapier—or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.
Total Pages: 112
Level: Toeic 390 / Eiken 2
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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.