November 30: Jonathan Swift

On this day in 1667, Jonathan Swift was born. Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, pamphleteer, poet, and cleric. One of his best-known works is Gulliver’s Travels.

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Gulliver's Travels Illustrated

A collection of 57 illustrations of Lemuel Gulliver’s adventures in Liliput, Brobdingnag, and other fantastic lands from the ClipArt ETC website.

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Portrait of Jonathan Swift from the ClipArt ETC website.

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Gulliver’s Travels is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the “travellers’ tales” literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift’s magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. From the free Lit2Go audiobook collection.