Malcolm H. PilgrimProfessor Holly PikeEnglish 20061st February 2018The lasting impact of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift On a surface level, Gulliver’s Travels is a fictitious, adventure story about a ship’s surgeon, Lemuel Gulliver. After a series of mishaps, Gulliver ends up on undiscovered islands with people and animals of unusual size, behaviors, languages, and philosophies. It is worth examining why the novel did not reach the recognition that Swift was expecting and this is shown through an explanation of the relevance of the book as not only a critique of 18th century England, but as a critique of society. Gulliver’s adventure in all four books “Behold, after above six Months Warning, I cannot learn that my Book hath produced one single Effect according to mine Intentions.” Swift ableDuring the versions of Gulliver’s Travels end with Gulliver reuniting with his family after leaving Brobdingnag, leaving out the Flying Island Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Luggnagg and the Yahoos and Because younger or less experienced readers. Today, the book can out on his poem “The Lady’s Dressing.” In the poem, she calls Swift a character and that his style of writing and humor is the Jack Black adaptation of Gillivers Travels, where Swift’s work Under the surface, Gilliver’s Travels is either a detailed collection of ideal societies that Swift believed would truly change England for the better or it is simply a man-child writing a mock travel journal for shits and giggles or a lark. Either way, because of the economy of the time, the book was only affordable to the rich and due to his reputation of being mocking and unprofessional in some people’s eyes, his ideas we not recognized. Works Cited1. The Scriblerus Club was an informal association of authors, based in London, that came together in the early 18th century. Members included Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, John Gay, John Arbuthnot, Henry St. John and Thomas Parnell. The group created the persona of Martinus Scriblerus, through whose writings they accomplished their satirical aims. Definition from Wikipedia.org/wiki/Scriblerus_Club.2. Swift, Jonathan. Guilliver’s Travels, edited by Claude Rawson, and Ian Higgins, Oxford University Press, UK, 2005. ProQuest Ebook Central, http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/mun/detail.action?docID=422393. Gulliver’s Travels: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Palgrave Macmillan 1995 (p. 21).4. Grolier English 42; PMM 185; Rothschild 2104; Teerink 2895. Richard D. Altick, The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public,1800–1900 (1957; 2nd ed., Columbus, Ohio,1998), 526. David Mitch, “Education and Skill of the British Labour Force,” in Roderick Floud and Paul Johnson, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, Vol. I: Industrialisation, 1700-1860, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. p. 3457. The World Factbook: WORLD.” Central Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, 23 Jan. 2018, www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/xx.html.8. Noggle, James, et al. The restoration and the eighteenth century. W.W. Norton, 2012.