Gulliver's travels Free PDF book 1899: travels into several remote nations of the world with illustrations

Download Gulliver's travels Free PDF book 1899:  travels into several remote nations of the world with illustrations

Gulliver's travels Free PDF

In his adventures into several fantastic lands, Gulliver meets giants, little people, men who live on an island floating in the air, and other creatures

In his adventures into several fantastic lands, Gulliver meets giants, little people, men who live on an island floating in the air, and other creatures



Before becoming absorbed in these wondrous adventures of Gulliver, please give just a few minutes to making the acquaintance of the man behind the book, Dr. Jonathan Swift, or |Dean Swift, for this is the title by which he is better known.

You will realize that any kind of lecture or address, no matter how fine it might be, would lose half its interest if it were delivered through a phonograph instead of coming straight from the lips of the lecturer. And this is the same with a book if we know nothing about its maker. Well, you may think of Jonathan Swift as having a very bright mind with a keen sense of humor, but a sharp tongue that was always getting him into trouble. He was too apt to ** look on the dark side of things, ' ' as the saying is, but perhaps the unhappy circumstances of his birth had much to do with this fault. Born in Dublin, Ireland, November 30, 1667; sad to relate, he never saw his father, who had passed away only a short time before. This loss so affected the boy's early life that as his birthday anniversaries came around he was never willing to make merry like other children,

but was especially gloomy on those days. After the present war is over, if you should go to Dublin you may see the house where the author of' "Gulliver's Travels'' first saw the light; and then if you also visit the little town of Kilkenny— where those famous but cruel cat-fights of the Hessians took place so long ago — you will find in an old schoolhouse the name of Jonathan Swift carved on his desk by his own hand. To us, in the United States, it seems strange to find these things preserved for over two hundred years and in good condition, but in those older lands, this is not unusual.

Book Published: 1918

Author: Swift, Jonathan
 Illustrations:  Arthur  Rackham


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