Summary of Gulliver's adventures to Lilliput & Brobdingnag by chapter
A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT
CHAPTER I. The Author gives some account of himself and family—His first inducements to travel—He is shipwrecked, and swims for his life—Gets safe on shore in the country of Lilliput—Is made a prisoner, and carried up the country.
CHAPTER II. The emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the nobility, comes to see the Author in his confinement—The emperor's person and habits described—Learned men appointed to teach the Author their language—He gains favor by his mild disposition—His pockets are searched, and his sword and pistols taken from him.
CHAPTER III. The Author diverts the emperor, and his nobility of both sexes, in a very uncommon manner—The diversions of the court of Lilliput described—The Author has his liberty granted him upon certain conditions.
CHAPTER IV. Mildendo, the metropolis of Lilliput, described, together with the emperor's palace—A conversation between the Author and a principal secretary concerning the affairs of that empire—The Author's offers to serve the emperor in his wars.
CHAPTER V. The Author, by an extraordinary stratagem, prevents an invasion—A high title of honor is conferred upon him—Ambassadors arrive from the emperor of Blefuscu, and sue for peace.
CHAPTER VI. Of the inhabitants of Lilliput; their learning, laws, and customs; the manner of educating their children—The Author's way of living in that country—His vindication of a great lady.
CHAPTER VII. The Author, being informed of a design to accuse him of high treason, makes his escape to Blefuscu—His reception there.
CHAPTER VIII. The Author, by a lucky accident, finds means to leave Blefuscu; and after some difficulties, returns safe to his native country.
A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG
CHAPTER I. A great storm described; the long-boat sent to fetch water, the Author goes with it to discover the country—He is left on shore, is seized by one of the natives, and carried to a farmer's house—His reception there, with several accidents that happened there—A description of the inhabitants
CHAPTER II. A description of the farmer's daughter—The Author carried to a market-town, and then to the metropolis—The particulars of his journey
CHAPTER III The Author sent for to court—The queen buys him of his master the farmer, and presents him to the king—He disputes with his majesty's great scholars—An apartment at court provided for the Author—He is in high favor with the queen—He stands up for the honor of his own country—He quarrels with the queen's dwarf
CHAPTER IV. The country described—A proposal for correcting modern maps—The king's palace, and some account of the metropolis—The Author's way of travelling—The chief temple described
CHAPTER V. Several adventures that happened to the Author—The execution of a criminal—The Author shows his skill in navigation
CHAPTER VI. Several contrivances of the Author to please the king and queen—He shows his skill in music—The king inquires into the state of Europe, which the Author relates to him—The king's observations thereon
CHAPTER VII The Author's love of his country—He makes a proposal of much advantage to the king, which is rejected—The king's great ignorance in politics—The learning of that country very imperfect and confined—Their laws, and military affairs, and in the state
CHAPTER VIII The king and queen make a progress to the frontiers—The Author attends them—The manner in which he leaves the country very particularly related—He returns to England