Gulliver s Wife

I adored this book.’ Melissa Ashley, bestselling author of The Birdman’s Wife ‘Lauren Chater’s Mary Gulliver is an extraordinary character – a performer of everyday miracles, a woman of quiet strength and compassion in a world ...

Gulliver s Wife

Gulliver s Wife

Birth. Death. Wonder … One woman’s journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of desperate poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of suspicion and fear driven by her husband’s outlandish claims, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. When a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary’s world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver’s travels . . . and the landscape of her own heart. Praise for Gulliver’s Wife ‘Gulliver’s Wife is utterly spellbinding. Lauren Chater is a master of story-weaving and exquisite detail. I adored this book.’ Melissa Ashley, bestselling author of The Birdman’s Wife ‘Lauren Chater’s Mary Gulliver is an extraordinary character – a performer of everyday miracles, a woman of quiet strength and compassion in a world where nothing can be relied on, least of all her flamboyant fantasist of a husband. Set in a fictional past, this superbly written story of love, loss, motherhood, and letting go is highly relevant to the issues we face today. Do not miss it.’ Meg Keneally, author of Fled ‘A vividly imagined and gloriously told tale. Gulliver’s Wife explores both the wonders and terrors of life as a woman in eighteenth century England and brings Mary Gulliver powerfully and enthrallingly to life.’ Natasha Lester, bestselling author of The French Photographer ‘An imaginative tour-de-force!’ Kate Forsyth, author of The Blue Rose ‘Absorbing, insightful and finely imagined ... In its powerful portrayal of a woman’s struggle for agency and control of her body, the novel presses its face into our own day’ Robyn Cadwallader, author of The Anchoress ‘Chater’s Gulliver’s Wife is a richly imagined tale that unravels the love between a mother and her daughter: it is a book of fears and secrets, of dark battles, of fraught but tender reconciliations, and of sweet epiphanies. Vivid storytelling from an exceptional writer.' Catherine McKinnon, author of Storyland

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Language: en
Pages: 416
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-23 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Birth. Death. Wonder … One woman’s journey to the edge of love and loyalty from the bestselling author of The Lace Weaver London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when
Gulliver's Travels
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jonathan Swift
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-14 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Includes the unabridged text of Swift's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.
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Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Elaine L. Robinson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-07-11 - Publisher: McFarland

"This volume discusses the theory that Gulliver's Travels was Swift's vehicle to condemn the African slave trade and promote the adoption of real rather than simply nominal Christianity. Dealing with quotes from the work itself, it demonstrates that Swift
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Pages: 336
Authors: Jonathan Swift
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-10 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Categories: Foreign Language Study
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