The writer believes and hopes to demonstrate that, despite its unusual qualities, the third voyage of Gulliver is neither unrelated nor markedly inferior to the rest of [Gulliver's Travels]. She also feels that the task of finding a unifying principle for this voyage and showing its importance to the whole is the foremost critical challenge posed by Gulliver's Travels at the present time. Raising this voyage to the general level of acclaim would appear a formidable task; however, the merits credited to the other voyages suggest not only standards which must be met, but also a mode of procedure. In light of the foregoing review of criticism, let us see what a justification of the "Voyage to Laputa" would entail.
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Morton B. Cromwell
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Gulliver's Travels, Jonathon Swift, Voyage to Laputa, British Literary Criticism
Handler, Dorothy E.. "Swift's "Voyage to Laputa" and Its Place in Gulliver's Travels." (1962). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/141