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On the island of Glubbdubdrib, visited by Lemuel Gulliver in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, all meetings are possible, for it is populated by ghosts. Gulliver summons the greatest ancient and modern philosophers and gets them to "explain their systems" to each other.
Gulliver's Travels appears on Conn Iggulden's top ten list of books about tiny people, Antonio Carluccio's list of his six favorite books, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best vegetables in literature; it is one of Neil deGrasse Tyson's 5 most important books.