Reviews

  • "Swift's world-famous satire was an instant bestseller...his vision is dark, often verging on the obscene"

    Robert McCrum, Guardian
  • "It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery"

    John Gay (author of The Beggar's Opera)
  • "It has entered the iconography of western culture as perhaps no other single novel, giving words to the English language and inspiring remarkably diverse acts of homage... A political comedy, an existentialist meditation, a bleak thriller about an outsider caught between worlds...at the heart of Swift's masterwork is an ennobling sadness, a lament for a world gone mad"

    Joseph O'Connor, Guardian
  • "Among the six indispensable books in world literature"

    George Orwell
  • "Everyone standing for political office . . . should have a compulsory examination in Gulliver's Travels"

    Michael Foot