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  • Title: Gulliver's Travels
  • Author: Jonathan Swift David Hyde Pierce
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  • More than just a mock travel book and fabulous adventure, Gulliver s Travels is a character study and social satire that skewers politics, science, religion, philosophy, and pretentiousness with a bite and resonance that remains as fresh today as the day it was published Maybe that s why it hasn t been out of print in nearly 300 years.Set sail with David Hyde Pierce for aMore than just a mock travel book and fabulous adventure, Gulliver s Travels is a character study and social satire that skewers politics, science, religion, philosophy, and pretentiousness with a bite and resonance that remains as fresh today as the day it was published Maybe that s why it hasn t been out of print in nearly 300 years.Set sail with David Hyde Pierce for a smart, fun, new Gulliver s Travels experience that s unlike any other And stay tuned for one of a kind performances from actors Leelee Sobiesky, Casey Affleck, Tim Curry, and , only from Audible Signature Classics.
    Jonathan Swift David Hyde Pierce
    Jonathan Swift was an Anglo Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer first for Whigs then for Tories , and poet, famous for works like Gulliver s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier s Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry Swift published all of his works under pseudonyms such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B Drapier or anonymously He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.


    Commentaires:

    Stephen
    Let’s face it….Jonathan Swift was a snarky, snarky bitch. Gulliver’s Travels is like a giantpimp slap across the human race face and I am so glad I finally read this in a non-school, non-structured environment because I had a whole lot more fun with it this time around. Swift’s wit, insight and delivery are often, though not always, remarkable and he crams more well thought out jabs and toe-steppings in this slim 250 page novel than I would have thought possible in a work twice this long [...]

    Paul Bryant
    Okay, I didn't finish this sucker. It was poor. I was kind of shocked. I was thinking why does no one point out that this is a giant rip off of Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Honey I Blew Up the Kid? It's painfully obvious. I don't see why this Danial Defoe mope has not had his ass sued, maybe he avoided that by writing his ripoff in a long ass frankly boring olde-worlde style so that all the lawyers would fall asleep before they got their writ typed up. The other stuff that isn't Lillypoot and Bor [...]

    Lisa
    "And he gave it for his opinion, "that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." I don't think there will ever be a time when Gulliver's Travels doesn't feel like a perfect mirror of humankind. I remember the first time I read it, as a child. I was immeasurably impressed with the sudden insigh [...]

    Nayra.Hassan
    هي مجموعة صفعات متتالية على وجه البشرية جمعاءفعندما ترفضك الجياد الناطقة بلطفلانها اكثر منك تحضرا و رشدااذن فلتعد يا "جاليفر "من رحلاتك الاربعةحزينا كسيرالهذه الروايات مكانة خاصة في قلبيفهي أول رحلاتي الطويلة لعالم الفانتازيا والخيال بلا حدودفمن خلال الترجمة الرشيقة للعب [...]

    Kalliope
    Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) writes towards the end of his book: author perfectly blameless, against whom the tribe of answerers, considerers, observers, reflecters, detecters, remarkers, will never be able to find matter for exercising their talents.Had Swift known GR he would probably have included “reviewers” in the above sentence. This thought warns me against continuing any further with my review.But the Travels of Gullible Gulliver (1726) have made me laugh like no other book for a l [...]

    Lori
    Oh man.This book was sheer torture. The writing was dry and bland and boring. Swift had some really interesting ideas - An island of people no larger than your finger. Another island with people that are 60 feet tall. A floating island, an island of scientists, the island of Yahoosbut the execution was hard to appreciate. I came very close to putting this novel down many many times. I admit to not being a fan of early, victorian literature, but this was just painful.

    Matthew
    This was my favorite required reading in high school (well, actually, probably tied with Animal Farm). It was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise. The reference points I had were cartoon retellings of this from my youth. I only really had an image of Gulliver vs the Lilliputians - and that was only the most basic "giant in a land full of very small people" storylines (well, they were trying to entertain children, so it doesn't have to get much more complex than that). But, the book is made u [...]

    Jason Koivu
    So much more than just a fantastical tale of a man journeying to mystical lands. This is thinly veiled satireper thin.A seafaring Englishman ends up in four fairytale worlds where people are small, gigantic, smarties in the maths, and where people are horses. By the second journey you'd think he'd be done with all this, but in the end he's done with humans and has trouble living amongst his own kind.Written in the old style where listing off occurrences constituted an adventure and a perfectly w [...]

    Manny
    Another excellent invention of the Laputan Academy is a kind of fellowship or club, which they call in their language Sdaerdoog, or superior literature; and indeed the name does not belie the thing, for it is quite the most superior manner of enjoying literature yet devized. Noting that every man will be well acquainted with the great books of the world, yet few have the inclination to read them, the Laputan savants have ordained a scheme, no less ingenious than equitable, whereby this onerous d [...]

    Fernando
    “Los viajes de Gulliver” es el tipo de libros que podrían agruparse con otros relatos de viajes para ser leídos en cadena, puesto que las experiencias que se narran en ellos en general son afines entre sí.Por la naturaleza de lo que sucede en él, se pueden establecer relaciones entre éste libro y “Robinson Crusoe”, de Daniel Defoe, a partir de las experiencias de Lemuel Gulliver como náufrago en varias ocasiones, o “La isla del tesoro” de Robert Louis Stevenson e incluso por el [...]

    Vit Babenco
    Lemuel Gulliver was the first who discovered the theory of relativity: he comprehended that everything in the world is relative therefore while amongst Lilliputians he is a giant, amongst Brobdingnagians he is a midget.Eccentricity excellently stands against the erosion of time – much better than any fashion. But it takes a genius to see everything ordinary and commonplace in a bizarre light and to make it withstand the ages. Everyone knows how laborious the usual method is of attaining to art [...]

    Anthony Vacca
    It’s one of the stranger occurrences that Gulliver’s Travels is recognized more often than not as a fantastical adventure for the delight of children, when in actuality it is one of the bleakest condemnations of human beings to ever corrode a page. The Reverend Swift is a master of misanthropic satire, and even with the arsenal of footnotes (as this wonderful edition from Oxford Classics exhaustively supplies) essential for a well-rounded reading of GT, the Gentle Reader is still left stagge [...]

    Andrew
    Glad to get the references now: although I could have just read : the Lilliputians are small, the Brobdignagians big, the flying city is whatever, the Houhynhyns are really great (although he's pretty unpersuasive on this -- why are they so great? because they don't have a word for lying? Gulliver grows to love horses so much that he can't speak to his own family when he gets home -- I didn't buy it; I just think he's a misanthrope), and I suppose the most significant use of reading the book is [...]

    Ahmad Sharabiani
    983. Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan SwiftTravels into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon & then a Captain of Several Ships, Jonathan Swiftعنوانها: سفرنامه گالیور؛ سفرهای گالیور؛ مسافرتهای گالیور؛ ماجراهای گالیور؛ نویسنده: جوناتان (جاناتان) سویفت؛ (امیرکبیر؛ بنگاه نشر و ترجمه، انتشارات علمی و فرهنگی؛ ماهی [...]

    Foad
    اسفار اربعهسفرنامه ى گاليور از چهار سفر تشكيل شده؛ هر بار گاليور، مثل سندباد بحرى، به سفرى دريايى ميره، ولى طوفان يا وقايع ديگه باعث ميشه سر از جزيره اى ناشناخته دربياره.سفر اول: لى لى پوتگاليورى كه در ساحل خوابيده، و وقتى بيدار ميشه مى بينه دست و پاش رو با ريسمان به زمين بستن [...]

    Paul
    This was a re-read of an old favourite. I fell in love with this book in my teens and have returned to it a few times since (my teens were a long time ago).Jonathan Swift was a satirist of the first order. While you can read this as a silly fantasy story (it works on two levels and the first time I read it as a pre-teen I enjoyed it purely as a silly fantasy tale) virtually everything in this book has a double-meaning. As with most, if not all, of the best satirists, Swift's commentaries are bot [...]

    Nikoleta
    Ο ήρωας μας, Γκάλιβερ, μπαρκάρει ως γιατρός, και στα ταξίδια του βιώνει απίστευτες περιπέτειες. Συναντάει χώρες μαγευτικές, με λιλιπούτειους ανθρώπους, άλλες με γίγαντες, με μάγους ακόμα χώρες με πάνσοφα άλογα και νησιά που αιωρούνται στον αέρα.Σε κάθε μία από αυτές, συζητά [...]

    Loretta
    I didn't really like this book. I toyed with giving the book two stars but because some parts were somewhat entertaining, I decided on giving the book three stars.It was very hard to get into and some parts were slow and they dragged on forever. Glad I can say that I finally read it but it definitely wouldn't be one I'd ever pick up again.

    James
    Book ReviewIf you've never heard of Jonathan Swift before, perhaps this will jog your memory In one of his other famous works, A Modest Proposal, he offers a suggestion that we should eat babies in order to survive.Whaaaaat? You're probably thinking I'm a nut job for talking about this. But a few things to remember1. Swift is Irish. So it's OK. They can say those sort of things and get away with. And so can I. Because I'm Irish. Oh and it's all satire. So let's relax a bit. :P2. A Modest Proposa [...]

    فهد الفهد
    رحلات جيلفر ما خلا الكتب المفقودة والتي تم دفنها أو حرقها أو تمزيقها، يمكن اعتبار كتاب (رحلات جيلفر) من أكثر الكتب التي ظلمت في التاريخ، ففي سبيل نشر هذا الكتاب وترويجه، تم تبسيطه، اجتزاءه، ومن ثم تحويله إلى مجرد قصة للأطفال. كتب جوناثان سويفت كتابه هذا وسط عصر تميز بانتشار ك [...]

    Mike Lindgren
    It is difficult to describe what Swift's masterpiece means to me. Gulliver's Travels is a book that I will probably be grappling with for the rest of my life, and I mean that in a good way. It is a savage jeu d'esprit, a book about religion with no mention of God, a philosophical end-game written in unadorned prose, a deeply pessimistic statement on human nature, a lacerating attack on the primacy of Reason in Englightenment thought, a pacifist tract, and, yes, one of the funniest books ever wri [...]

    di
    This book was written in 1726. It's pretty old. I anticipated bland writing (check) with a LOT of detailed and seemingly insignificant description (check) and no real story line (check). Helps to be prepared for it. I find it also helps to read an old book out of a vintage edition--it's just that much more fun. Then you can build up a handy sense of romanticism about old literature and float through the dull parts. My copy is from 1947 with a dust cover that's falling apart and that burnt paper [...]

    Aubrey
    I was in error in giving this two stars back when I read this in high school, but not by much. Back then I was bored out of my gourd, here and now I'm done with "I will instinctively know the truth due to my super white able male powers." Regardless of whether 'tis beneficial to give Swift the full benefit of the fictional doubt as is popular in circles of academic aspiration, ugh.This is the perfect definition of a "classic": male, European, old, punches down on everything in the names of "sati [...]

    James
    A very frustrating book, in parts brilliant, in others annoyingly tedious and just boring. Overall and having said that I did like it and am glad that I persevered.The hardest work and most boring were the passages concerning voyages to: Lilliput and Brobdingnag - once the novelty and dilemmas of being tiny in a world of 'giants' and vice versa had been established, there were what seemed like endless passages concerning how small things were or how big things were at the respective destinations [...]

    Czarny Pies
    Every time one reads Gulliver's Travels one learns something new. I have read it four times and have barely scratched the surface. The first two sections on the land of the little people and of the giants get the most attention from moviemakers because of their fairy tale qualities and the satire that is pertinent in any age. However, as my professor in first year English said, the important thing is to devote equally energy and attention to the last two sections of the book which are as strong [...]

    Sandra
    "L'orgoglio, l'immancabile vizio degli stupidi"Nell’immaginario dei lettori –e anche non- di questo romanzo c'è l’immagine di Gulliver disteso sulla spiaggia di Lilliput, con tanti omuncoli che gli camminano addosso, la medesima immagine che vedo ora ritratta nella copertina. E’ un’immagine parziale e limitata di questo capolavoro di Swift, perché, a mio parere, il viaggio di Gulliver a Lilliput, che è il primo dei quattro raccontati nel romanzo, è forse il meno interessante dal pu [...]

    David Sarkies
    Biting political satire9 September 2015 I'm sure many of us are familiar with the tale of the sailor from England who after a shipwreck finds himself bound to the beach on an unknown island surrounded by a race of people who are substantially smaller that him. Some of you are probably even familiar with the not so recent Jack Black film (which I have seen but can't remember much of it beyond Jack Black heading out in a speed boat from Miami and getting caught in a storm). From a very young age I [...]

    Madeline
    My class read this right after finishing Robinson Crusoe, which, I think, was a perfect decision on my professor's part. In addition to making bold statements about colonialism and slavery, satirizing the hell out of European government and rulers and scientists and just about everything else, Swift is using Gulliver's Travels to write the longest, best parody of Robinson Crusoe ever. He takes Defoe's long-winded, preachy, boring survival story with racist and imperialist overtones, and turned i [...]

    Ian "Marvin" Graye
    Swift's Satirical FantasiesThis was another re-read of a novel that I had read as a child and that had left me with very vivid memories.For the most part, I enjoyed it just as much as I did then. Unlike "Tristram Shandy", it wasn't really a precocious work of Post-Modernism. It was more a collection of satirical fantasies, albeit reliant on a realistic narrative style. Still, it packs a punch I don't recall from my first reading.Tales of a Traveller Returned WantingThe novel purports to be a tra [...]

    Guido
    Quanta amarezza in questo libro. La sua ferocia fa paura; non sorprende che sia stato svuotato e smembrato fino a trasformarlo in una narrazione informe da proporre come "libro per bambini". Quella versione ha il suo fascino avventuroso, ma questo romanzo è stato concepito dall'autore come una severa critica all'umanità cosiddetta civilizzata, e proprio i bambini sembrano essere gli unici ai quali questo rimprovero non è rivolto. Mi piace ricordare il mio primo contatto con Gulliver: avevo ci [...]

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