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Gulliver's Travels (Wordsworth Classics)
Gulliver's Travels - Wordsworth Classics
Author: Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift's classic stirical fable was first published following the 'South Sea Bubble' and other financial and commercial scandals which sadly strike a chord in our own times. It introduced many fictional lands and peoples which have since entered the English language, including the minute inhabitants of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781853260278
ISBN-10: 1853260274
Pages: 228
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Apparently the Gulliver's Travels I read so many years ago was a cleaned-up kids' version, because this book was not nearly as fun as I remember it. Swift's satirical story of a man who happens upon strange lands is still entertaining, but this unabridged version includes all the long-winded commentary that was typical of books in his day. For scolars, and those who want the full experience of a classic, I would definitely recommend the unabridged edition, as it is a clever take on the world the way it once was (and in many ways still is). But for those simply looking for an entertaining story, without all the political and social commetary, I would suggest something edited more recently and aimed at younger readers.
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I read this book while I was in High School, I remember I was actually bored with some parts of it and merely finished it because I never like to leave a book unfinished. After we discussed it in class, and learned what a satire was the novel absolutely blew my mind. I had missed it completely, the deeper meanings of the stories and just what Swift was trying to say about the society he was living in. I never realized that you could do something this mind blowing with literature, and I absolutely fell in love with the book. I actually got this book just because I realized that I did not have it on my bookshelf, and that this book should definitely be on my bookshelf.
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Authoritative text of Jonathan Swift's no-holds-barred satire of European thought, culture and politics.
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The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable journeys of ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, among them one to the land of Lilliput, where six-inch-high inhabitants bicker over trivialties; and another to Brobdingnag, a land where giants reduce man to insignificance. Great literary read and a great classic.
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One of those classics that you'll be sorry if you haven't read it : )

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