Gulliver's Disproportions

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: Jonathan Swift's Gulliver by Martin Jenkins

John Mullan admires Jonathan Swift's Gulliver
retold by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Chris Riddell

From Hogarth to Arthur Rackham, great illustrators have been drawn to the satire by its disproportions. Not only children's books, but also illustrated Victorian versions for adults, would try, however, to make Gulliver's ordeals look heroic. Here Gulliver is as ridiculous as the beings he encounters. Riddell finds a certain idiom for each land... ...

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