Why the islands in Gulliver’s are Travels some of the most famous islands in fiction?

In 1726, Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels, a series about a traveller named Gulliver who is shipwrecked several times, but manages to escape to mysterious islands that are truly unique.

In his first voyage, he is washed ashore on the island of Lilliput, which is inhabited by people who are only 6 inches tall. On his next trip, Gulliver winds up on the island of Brobdingnag which has giants that are 60 feet tall.

On his third voyage Gulliver ends up on a flying island called Laputa. Gulliver also visits Glubbdubdrib, an island of sorcerers where he gets to meet the ghosts of famous historical figures, and Luggnagg, an island with an absolute king and also some very unfortunate immortals.

 On his final voyage, he is marooned on a distant island. This island is home to two kinds of creatures. They are the beastly Yahoos, who are violent, lying, disgusting animals, and the Houyhnhnms, who look like horses. Jonathan Swift’s fantastic imagination and skilful storytelling made the islands of Gulliver’s travels some of the most famous among fictional islands.