Part 1 - Voyage to Lilliput
Lemuel Gulliver introduces himself, talks about his background and reasons to travel. After becoming ship-wrecked Gulliver swims to the shore of a country called Lilliput where he is taken prisoner by the local inhabitants.
Lilliput's Emperor and local nobility visit their new captive. Details about the emperor are revealed and Gulliver is taught the local language. After gaining their trust, Gulliver's pockets are searched. His pistol and sword are taken.
After diverting his 'hosts' Gulliver is given certain freedoms.
Chapter 4 describes the Lilliput's metropolis, 'Mildendo' and the emperor's palace. Lemuel Gulliver speaks with his host and agrees to help the people of Lilliput in the event of war.
Gulliver prevents an invasion of Lilliput. He is rewarded with a high title of honor. Blefuscu's ambassor's initiate a peace process.
Gulliver learns more about the people of Lilliput including their laws, customs and education.
He escapes to Blefuscu after finding out that there is a plot to accuse Gulliver of high treason.
Gulliver finds a way to leave Blefuscu. Despite some problems, he returns home.
Part 2 - A Voyage to Brobdingnag
Chapter 1 of Part 2 descibes a large storm. A long boat is used to retrieve water and Gulliver discovers another country where he is once again captured by a local inhabitant and brought to a farm house.
This chapter begins with a description of the farmer's daughter. He is brought to a local market town, then to the metropolis. This journey is described in detail.
Gulliver is presented to the local Queen. She buys him from the farmer and introduces him to the King. He becomes friendly with the Queen and is given a place to stay.
A description of Brobdingnag is given with a proposal to correct modern maps. A description of the chief temple is also given.
Chapter 5 describes some more of Gulliver's adventures. A criminal is executed. Gulliver displays his navigation skills.
He displays more of his talents to the King and Queen including his musical talents. The King asks him about Europe.
The King rejects a proposal from his visitor. The reader finds out more about the King's lack of political talents and the country's imperfections.
Gulliver travels home.