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Gulliver's Travels: Color Illustrated, Formatted for E-Readers (Unabridged Version) by Jonathan Swift, Leonardo da Vinci

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Gulliver's Travels: Color Illustrated, Formatted for E-Readers (Unabridged Version) How is this book unique b Formatted for E Readers Unabridged amp Original version b You will find it much more comfortable to read on your device app Easy on your eyes .

b Includes b Colored Illustrations and Biography .

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver First a Surgeon and then a Captain of Several Ships commonly known as Gulliver s Travels amended is a prose satire by Anglo Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travellers tales literary subgenre It is Swift s best known full length work and a classic of English literature .

The book became popular as soon as it was published John Gay wrote in a letter to Swift that It is universally read from the cabinet council to the nursery Since then it has never been out of print .

Cavehill in Belfast is thought to have inspired part of book two of the novel Swift imagined that the mountain resembled the shape of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city .

The book begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver in the style of books of the time gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages He enjoys travelling although it is that love of travel that is his downfall During his first voyage Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people less than inches tall who are inhabitants of the island country of Lilliput After giving assurances of his good behaviour he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the court From there the book follows Gulliver s observations on the Court of Lilliput He is also given the permission to roam around the city on a condition that he must not harm their subjects Gulliver assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbours the Blefuscudians by stealing their fleet However he refuses to reduce the island nation of Blefuscu to a province of Lilliput displeasing the King and the court Gulliver is charged with treason for among other crimes making water urination in the capital though he was putting out a fire and saving countless lives He is convicted and sentenced to be blinded but with the assistance of a kind friend he escapes to Blefuscu Here he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a passing ship which safely takes him back home This book of the Travels is a topical political satire .

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b b Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship p By turns a children s fantasy and a social satire for adults i Gulliver s Travels i is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time A Modest Proposal also an imaginative enduring work is political lampoonery at its finest p p This Enriched Classic Edition includes p p A concise introduction that gives readers important background information p p A chronology of the author s life and work p p A timeline of significant events that provides the book s historical context p p An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations p p Detailed explanatory notes p p Critical analysis including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work p p Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction p p A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader s experience p p Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate understand and enjoy the world s finest books to their full potential p p Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson p, The originality concentrated power and fierce indignation of his satirical writing have earned Jonathan Swift a reputation as the greatest prose satirist in English literature i Gulliver s Travels i is of course his world renowned masterpiece in the genre however Swift wrote other shorter works that also offer excellent evidence of his inspired lampoonery Perhaps the most famous of these is i A Modest Proposal i in which he straight facedly suggests that Ireland could solve its hunger problems by using its children for food Also included in this collection are i The Battle of Books A Meditation upon a Broomstick A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operations of the Spirit i and i An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in England i br This inexpensive edition will certainly be welcomed by teachers and students of English literature but its appeal extends to any reader who delights in watching a master satirist wield words as weapons, i b I felt something alive moving on my left leg when bending my Eyes downwards as much as I could I perceived it to be a human Creature not six inches high b i br br Shipwrecked and cast adrift Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput an island inhabited by little people whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous His subsequent encounters with the crude giants of Brobdingnag the philosophical Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos give Gulliver new bitter insights into human behaviour Swift s savage satire view mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished magnified and finally bestial species presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves br br This text based on the first edition of reproduces all its original illustrations and includes an introduction by Robert Demaria Jr which discusses the ways i Gulliver s Travels i has been interpreted since its first publication, Ted Danson reads the official tie in to Hallmark Entertainments NBC TV television event br Imagine the greatest adventure of all time br Rediscover the immortal story of Lemuel Gulliver and his fantastic voyage Join him on his journey to the land of the six inch high Lilliputians and into the royal court of the sixty foot tall Brobdingnagians Ascend with him to the flying island of Laputa whose inhabitants are endowed with uncommon intelligence but no common sense at all And follow him into the world of the Houyhnhnms a race of civilized horses lords and masters of the brutish human Yahoos The tale of a lifetime Gulliver s Travels is filled with action romance danger satirical wit timeless wisdom and the high drama only a classic of this caliber can convey Set sail