The New Gulliver

TitleThe New Gulliver
Year for Search1898
AuthorsGarrison, Wendell(1840-1907)
Date Published1898
PublisherThe Marion Press
Place PublishedJamaica, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

An American linguist is shipwrecked on the island of 1726 Swift’s Houyhnhnms. After Gulliver had left, a large number of small, unintelligent animals without speech but shaped like the Houyhnhnms flooded the country and were only driven out with the help of the Yahoos. As a result, the belief in a Supreme Houyhnhnm became common, and this led to controversies and divisions. The Yahoos survive much as before. During a discussion of evolution, which is completely rejected by the religious Houyhnhnm, a disaster strikes and the island sinks.

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Author Note

The author (1840-1907) was the son of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-79) and the literary editor of The Nation (1865-1906).

Full Text

1898 Garrison, Wendell Phillips (1840-1907). The New Gulliver. Jamaica, NY: The Marion Press. DLC, L, MoU-St, PSt

An American linguist is shipwrecked on the island of 1726 Swift’s Houyhnhnms. After Gulliver had left, a large number of small, unintelligent animals without speech but shaped like the Houyhnhnms flooded the country and were only driven out with the help of the Yahoos. As a result, the belief in a Supreme Houyhnhnm became common, and this led to controversies and divisions. The Yahoos survive much as before. During a discussion of evolution, which is completely rejected by the religious Houyhnhnm, a disaster strikes and the island sinks. The author was the son of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-79) and the literary editor of The Nation (1865-1906).