Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World (1726) is Swift's famous travellers' tale, a satire of human nature in which Lemuel Gulliver ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens. After a career as a surgeon and clergyman, Swift captained several ships, which inspired his story's adventures. The novel is featured in our collection of Books for Young Readers.
"The tiny Lilliputians surmise that Gulliver's watch may be his god, because it is that which, he admits, he seldom does anything without consulting.”
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