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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1954. Department of English.


Copyright 1954, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this thesis is to survey critical opinion of the book, Gulliver’s Travels, from its publication on October 28, 1726, to the present.

Gulliver’s Travels is composed of four distinct parts, each with its own mood, tone, and effect.In this thesis a chapter is devoted to the criticism of each part. Chapter I deals with Part I, “A Voyage to Lilliput”. Chapter II concerns the criticism of “A Voyage to Brobdingnag”, Part II of Gulliver’s Travels. Chapter III takes up the criticism of Part III, “A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan”. The criticism of Part IV, “A Voyage to the Houyhnhnms”, is discussed in Chapter IV.

Advisor: C.E. Pulos