Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
Swift, the great 18th century Anglo-Irish satirist, is most widely known for Gulliver’s Travels. Many mistakenly think of it as a children’s book, yet it reveals one of the darkest, most savage views of humanity ever penned.
- born Nov. 30, 1667, in Dublin, to Anglo-Irish parents.
- became an Anglican clergyman.
- lived and worked in England during much of his adult life.
- was deeply involved in the politics of the day.
- was widely celebrated as a satirist and writer.
- died in Dublin on Oct. 19, 1745.