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Gulliver's Travels (1726): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels

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Alternate Titles

Please note that Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels may be listed by an alternate title, Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts; By Lemuel Gulliver

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A downloadable audio file is available at Lit2Go from Florida State University.

Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Gulliver's Travels. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • British Writers [vols 2, 3, 4, 7]
  • The Critical Temper: A Survey of Modern Criticism on English and American Literature from the Beginnings to the Twentieth Century [vols 2, 4]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 2]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 2]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 3]
  • The Dictionary of Imaginary Places
  • The Library of Literary Criticism [vol 3]
  • Literature and Its Times [vol 1]
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 1, 42, 101] - check under Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts; By Lemuel Gulliver in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
  • Masterplots [vol 5]
  • Novels for Students [vol 6]
  • Social Protest Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 126] - locate the topical essay "Law and Literature"
  • World Literature and Its Times [vol 3]

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for either:

  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Gulliver's Travels

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Jonathan Swift, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

Video Spotlight

When researching Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, you might find the following library video useful. You can view the full transcript of the video, and you can quote and cite easily from the text. If of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access these resources.

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