Abstract: The following contribution brings a review of Jonathan Swift’s book and aims to point out the cultural, economic and social changes in the eighteenth century in the J. Swift’s satire. It concentrates on the important events and issues of that time such as wars between England and Holland, the Great fire in London, unnecessary scientific research and other issues seen and perceived by the writer himself. It offers a deep insight into contemporary society at that time.
Authors: Jindřiška Šulistová
Keywords: cultural, economic, social changes, colonial and commercial interests, Great Fire of London, warless period, adventures, voyage, experiments