Anglais Guilliver's travels

À propos

«My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire: I was the third of five sons. He sent me to Emanuel College in Cambridge at fourteen years old, where I resided three years, and applied myself close to my studies; but the charge of maintaining me...» Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, commonly known as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a prose satire by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.
The book became popular as soon as it was published. The book begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver, in the style of books of the time, gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages. He enjoys travelling, although it is that love of travel that is his downfall.
Gulliver's Travels has been the recipient of several designations: from Menippean satire to a children's story, from proto-Science Fiction to a forerunner of the modern novel.



Rayons : Littérature générale > Romans & Nouvelles

  • EAN

    9788490019238

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    340 Pages

  • Longueur

    18 cm

  • Largeur

    11.5 cm

  • Poids

    300 g

  • Distributeur

    Dod & Cie

  • Support principal

    Poche

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift ne fut pas uniquement l'auteur mondialement connu des Voyages de Gulliver. Né en 1667 à Dublin, il fut tour à tour secrétaire d'un diplomate, docteur, doyen de la cathédrale de Saint Patrick de Dublin, précepteur d'une jeune fille, Esther Johnson, à qui il adressa le Journal à Stella... Avec ses amis John Gay, Alexander Pope, lord Bolingbroke et John Arbuthnot, l'écrivain irlandais fonde « le Scriblerus Club », attelé à vilipender la société de l'époque sous la forme de pamphlets, publiés sous le pseudonyme de Martin Scriblerus. Engagé dans les luttes littéraires, religieuses et politiques de son temps, Swift est satiriste à la mesure de sa misanthropie. Isolement qui ne l'empêche pas d'entretenir une profonde amitié avec d'éminents esprits de l'Angleterre du XVIIIe siècle, révélée dans sa Correspondance avec le Scriblerus Club (Allia, 2005). Il meurt en 1745 à Dublin.

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