Gulliver's Travels: The original name is Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. It has Four Parts. Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "e;travellers' tales"e; literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became popular as soon as it was published. John Gay wrote in a letter in 1726 to Swift that "e;It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery."e; Since then, it has never been out of print.Cavehill is thought to be the inspiration for the novel. When Swift was living at Lilliput Cottage near the bottom of the Limestone Road in Belfast, he imagined that the mountain resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city.