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Gulliver's Travels (1726)

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Jonathan Swift


TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL Remote NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

PART I. A VOYAGE toLILLIPUT. LONDON: Printed in the Year MDCCXXVI.

THE CONTENTS.

Chapter I. THE Author gives some Account of himself and Family: His first Inducements to travel. He is shipwreck'd, and swims for his Life: Gets safe on Shoar in the Country of Lilliput: Is made a Prisoner, and carry'd up the Country.   Page I.

Chapter II. The Emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the Nobility, come to see the Author in his Confinement. The Emperor's Person and Habit describ'd. Learned Men appointed to teach the Author their Language. He gains Favour by his mild Disposition. His Pockets are search'd, and his Sword and Pistols taken from him. p. 25.

Chapter III. The Author diverts the Emperor and his Nobility of both Sexes, in a very uncommon Manner. The Diversions of the Court of Lilliput describ'd. The Author hath his Liberty granted him, upon certain Conditions. p. 47.

Chapter IV. Mildendo the Metropolis of Lilliput describ'd, together with the Emperor's Palace. A Conversation between the Author and a principal Secretary, concerning the Affairs of that Empire. The Author's Offers to serve the Emperor in his Wars. p. 65.

Chapter V. The Author by an extraordinary Stratagem, prevents an Invasion. A high Title of Honour is conferr'd upon him. Embassadors arrive from the Emperor of Blefuscu and sue for Peace. The Empress's Apartment on fire by an Accident. The Author instrumental in saving the rest of the Palace. p.77.

Chapter VI. Of the Inhabitants of Lilliput, their Learning, Laws and Customs, the Manner of educating their Children. The Author's way of living in that Country. His Vindication of a great Lady. p.92.

Chapter VII. The Author being inform'd of a Design to accuse him of High-Treason, makes his Escape to Blefuscu. His Reception there. p.115.

Chapter VIII. The Author by a lucky Accident, finds Means to leave Blefuscu, and after some Difficulties returns safe to his native Country. p.134.


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