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  1. Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
    Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
    Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
    Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)
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  2. Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jonathan Swift
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780312066659
Edition
1st
IsAdultProduct
ISBN
0312066651
Label
Bedford/St. Martin's
Manufacturer
Bedford/St. Martin's
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
480
PublicationDate
1994-11-15
Publisher
Bedford/St. Martin's
Studio
Bedford/St. Martin's
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I downloaded this free version of GT so that my Kindle would read it to me on a recent road trip. I'm teaching a college-level class and included the whole text of GT and didn't want to waste time while I was driving 14 hours when I could be reading/lesson preparing for my class. ALAS, this version is CENSORED and only HALF of the book! I am so disappointed that this isn't advertised anywhere. This Kindle edition includes Part I (Lilliput) and Part II (Brobdingnag) ONLY. It is missing Part III (Laputa &c.) and Part IV (Land of Houyhnhynms). Unbelievable. The censorship is ridiculous, too. Beware, you're getting the child-proof version of this classic.
We read this for book club and I did not realize there were 2 more parts of the story missing, felt a little foolish, wished I would have realized it was not complete.
While other reviews seem focused on Swift's original novel, it would seem to me that anyone reading the reviews for this particular edition would be far more interested in the quality of the contents of the Norton Critical Edition, rather than the text itself. The text, after all, is a seminal classic satire, and even the worst printing and editing would find it very difficult to obscure it. Swift is brilliant, but that is not the focus of this review. Rather, I will be discussing the merits of this particular critical edition of his work.

This Norton Critical Edition is, as all Norton Critical Editions are, split up into three main parts - an authoritative version of the text with footnotes, a selection of works contemporary with the original text, and a selection of critical works dating from the original release down to the present.

The text is presented in its full form, complete with the original frontispiece, illustrations from the original edition, and... Read more
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