miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

Gulliver's Travels

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, travel books to unknown places were of great interest to the reading public in Britain. Readers enjoyed true accounts like William Dampier's New Voyage. Other writers like Daniel Defoe wrote in the style of the true accounts, although he didn't pretend that his story of Robinson Crusoe's life on an island was true.
Jonathan Swift saw the importance of that style. He didn't want to make his readers believe that the impossible lands in Gulliver's Travels were true or real but he wanted  to make them think about the world they live in and  looking at their own beliefs and customs with new eyes.

Swift's style is very simple and he makes us enjoy his story. That's why Gulliver's Travels has been a favourite children's book for a long time.

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