Jonathan Swift "Gulliver's Travels"
The book describes the adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship’s surgeon. It has four parts: Gulliver’s voyages to 1) Lilliput, 2) Brobdingnag, 3) Laputa, 4) the country of the Houyhnhnms and Yahoos.
A Voyage To Lilliput
The book begins with a short preamble in which Gulliver, in the style of books of the time, gives a brief outline of his life and history prior to his voyages. The reader learns he is middle-aged and middle-class, with a talent for medicine and languages, and that he enjoys travelling.
On his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and awakes to find himself a prisoner of a race of 6 inch (15cm) tall people, inhabitants of the neighbouring and rival countries of Lilliput and Blefuscu.…
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