Gullivers Travels : Illustrated abridged Classics (Om Illustrated Classics)

Author:

Jonathan Swift

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OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

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Publisher

OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

9789381607701

ISBN-10 9789381607701
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 19.7x13.8x2.3
Weight (grms) 340
When Tom Canty is born, he is barely wanted by his own poor family. On the same day, the birth of Prince Edward is celebrated by the entire country. Tom grows up to be a wise boy who fantasizes about the Prince's life. Fate plays a strange trick when they meet unexpectedly and realize that they look exactly alike. Things go terribly awry for both of them when their places get swapped. Suddenly thrust in alien lives, both the protagonists must make their way through dangers of different kinds. What do the two experience, away from all that they had ever known? Are they able to survive the ordeal? Do they manage to find their way back to their families? Twain's classic historical fiction is a delight in every way.

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was born on November 30, 1667, in Dublin, Ireland, the second child and only son in the family. His father died before he was born and his mother moved to England. His family was related to Sir Walter Raleigh and William Shakespeare. Left in the care of his wealthy Uncle Godwin, he was sent to Kilkenny College and then Dublin University. Later, his mother helped him get a job as an assistant of Sir William Temple, who sent him to London to meet with King William III. Jonathan earned his Master\'s Degree in 1692 from Oxford, then left to become an ordained priest. He proposed to a woman named Jane Waring, but she refused him and he returned to work with Temple, who died in 1699. It is rumored that Swift was married to Esther Johnson in 1716, but she was 16 years younger than him and it has never been proven. In 1704, he began to develop a reputation as a writer, also becoming politically active. It was in 1726, that Swift published \"Gulliver\'s Travels,\" which became an instant hit, with multiple printings. In 1742, he suffered a stroke losing the ability to speak, and began to go insane. Swift died on October 19, 1745, at the age of 77, in Dublin. There was a public viewing for the people of Dublin and he was buried in his own cathedral next to Esther. Most of his fortune went to found a hospital for the mentally ill. It opened in 1757 and still exists today.
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