Gulliver's Travels (was: Classification project: The Problem of Assignment)

modlib at modlib at
Thu Sep 29 14:32:46 EDT 2005

Yes, it was a poor attempt at humor.  And yet, Bill, you almost were able to rationalize it!  Impressive!  That was an interesting observation.

> Ron -- I would say definitely not History, unless Swift was recording
> something that really happened.  (possible, but i doubt it.)  The work
> itself is an historic event because it is one of the earliest examples, if
> not the earliest, of a fantasy-cum-political statire 'novel'.

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