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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.
Initially, I thought I would be reading about Gulliver's travels to Lilliput, but this is so much more! Read morePublished 1 day ago by debbysea
A clasic, written by a máster. To ñeatn about power and humankind.Published 23 days ago by M. Giana
I bought this in March 2015 and it worked great charging my ipad and iphone. However, by May 2015 I was getting the error message that it wasn't supported and wouldn't charge... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mom x 3
For my son's English class. It did the job. He was less than enthusiastic, but passed the class, so I am happy.Published 1 month ago by DeeVa
Finally read this book. Better than I expected. Lessons still applicable to this day. I would definitely recommend this as required reading.Published 1 month ago by SUMEET S. BENIWAL