Chapter 1: Horse Sense and Sensibility: Some Issues Concerning Utopian Understanding in Gulliver's Travels

January 2002
Selected Essays in English Literatures: British & Canadian;2002, p17
Book Chapter
The chapter examines issues on the criticism and interpretation of Jonathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels, particularly, the Utopian understanding indicated in the novel. It comments on the debate over Swift's attitude toward the Houyhnhnms. It also explains Swift's use of the name Yahoo and its significance. Perspectives on how to view the character of Gulliver as a fictional figure are also discussed.


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