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Gr 7 Up-Jonathan Swift's satirical novel was first published in 1726, yet it is still valid today. Gulliver's Travels describes the four fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a kindly ship's surgeon. Swift portrays him as an observer, a reporter, and a victim of circumstance. His travels take him to Lilliput where he is a giant observing tiny people. In Brobdingnag, the tables are reversed and he is the tiny person in a land of giants where he is exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs. The flying island of Laputa is the scene of his next voyage. The people plan and plot as their country lies in ruins. It is a world of illusion and distorted values. The fourth and final voyage takes him to the home of the Houyhnhnms, gentle horses who rule the land. He also encounters Yahoos, filthy bestial creatures who resemble humans. The story is read by British actor Martin Shaw with impeccable diction and clarity and great inflection. If broken into short listening segments, the tapes are an excellent tool for presenting an abridged version of Gulliver's Travels.-Jean Deck, Lambuth University, Jackson, TN
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
This is my personal opinion. I liked this adventure better than Don Quixote. But the original isn't better than all the spin off stories and movies that was inspired by Swift 's... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Naturallia
This is a timeless classic that never ages no matter how many times you read it. Still enjoyable.Published 3 days ago by Katy
Wonderful story. It should be labeled philosophy not fantasy. This story shows just how humanity is flawed, and it holds true now as it did when it was written.Published 7 days ago by Diana H.
Enjoyed the satire. Much different than I had imagined the story to be. Can't quite decide if it was as entertaining as I had thought it would be.Published 10 days ago by MARY L GILL
One of the great satires. I've read it several times over the years and enjoy it every time.Published 13 days ago by JG
This classic can either be a fun read for a child or a great, satirical work for a lover of good literature.
I first read it when I was ten. Read more
Great critique of human nature and society. Filled with satire and laughs. Definitely I would recommend this book to be read!Published 17 days ago by A. Franklin