Jonathan Swift. Travels into several remote nations of the world, in four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, and then a captain of several ships. London, 1726.
Jonathan Swift's (1667-1745) immortal satire. First published in October of 1726, Gulliver’s Travelsprobably took at least five years to write. From the day of publication it was popular with both adults and children. Swift’s friend, John Gay, remarked in correspondence between the two that it was, ‘universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery’. Of his many works, all but one published anonymously, this was the only one for which Swift ever received any payment.