There are ten Vintage Classics Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination
2 classic books for the price of 1: Vintage Satire is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift and Michel Houellebecq's controversial bestseller Atomised
Vintage Satire is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination.
: In the course of his famous travels, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war on each other because of religious disagreement over how to crack eggs, is sexually assaulted by giants, visits a floating island, and decides that the society of horses is better than that of his fellow man. Swiftís tough, filthy and incisive satire has much to say about the state of the world today and is presented here in its unexpurgated entirety.
: Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak of and little in the way of human society. Bruno, by contrast, is a libertine, though more in theory than in practice, his endless lust is all too rarely reciprocated. Both are symptomatic members of our atomised society, where religion has given way to shallow 'new age' philosophies and love to meaningless sexual connections. A dissection of modern lives and loves, it is by turns funny, acid, infuriating, didactic, touching and visceral.
Author BiographyJonathan Swift
was born on 30 November 1667 in Dublin, and educated at Trinity College and Oxford University. After working for a time as secretary to Sir William Temple in England, Swift was ordained as a priest of the Church of Ireland and returned to Dublin in 1695. In 1713 he became Dean of St Patrickís. The first of his major satirical works, A Tale of a Tub
, was published in 1704 and through his writing he became close friends with the poet Pope. Together with other writers, they founded a literary group called the Martinus Scriblerus Club in 1714. Gulliverís Travels
(1726) is the only book for which he received any money and he never wrote under his own name. He died on 19 October 1745 and was buried in St Patrickís.
lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the bestselling author of Whatever
and The Possibility of an Island
. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.
: Swift's world-famous satire was an instant bestsellerÖhis vision is dark, often verging on the obscene,Gulliverís Travels
: It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery,Atomised
: Very moving, gloriously, extravagantly filthy and very funny,Atomised
: A brave and rather magnificent book