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Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels


This must have been thrilling, daring read when it was written 300 years ago, but I found it very boring and hard to read, and eventually I abandoned it after 2/3.

The edition that I read (Wordsworth Editions) has a great detailed preface and numerous footnotes that point out Swift’s critiques of his contemporary (English) elites, which was nice to have, but I find this non-relevant today, and general thoughts and themes are buried deeply beneath descriptions of fantastic lands he visits and his experiences there.