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Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745, Anglo-Irish author whose works included satirical fantasy novels. Most famous for "Gulliver's Travels".

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Is the name “Rohirrim” based on “Houyhnhnm”?

Houyhnhnm - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Rohirrim - The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien I have been reading Jonathan Swift's excellent Gulliver's Travels, and one of the many strange ...
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How do Lilliputians and ladies in England slant their writing?

Gulliver's Travels, part I, chapter VI, opens with a brief description of Lilliputian culture, teasing a forthcoming ethnography (which Swift never actually produced). After describing the average ...