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Study Guide for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about Gulliver's Travels, ask questions, and get the answers you need.


Book Basics

Author: Jonathan Swift

Year Published: 1726

Type: Novel

Genre: Satire

Perspective and Narrator:

Gulliver's Travels features a first-person narrator in Gulliver. As the only dynamic character in the novel, Gulliver provides the lens through which Swift filters his insights regarding England.


Gulliver's Travels is written in past tense.

About the Title:

Gulliver's Travels takes its name from the novel's protagonist and narrator, Lemuel Gulliver, a trained surgeon who travels by sea to a number of strange lands.

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