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Gulliver's Travels
     

Gulliver's Travels

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by Jonathan Swift
 

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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

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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 6 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 would 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 convicted of treason for "making water" in the capital (even though he was putting out a fire and saving countless lives)--among other "crimes." Gulliver is charged with treason and sentenced to be blinded. With the assistance of a kind friend, Gulliver escapes to Blefuscu, where he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a passing ship which safely takes him back home.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014854962
Publisher:
Todd Stolulonis
Publication date:
08/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
File size:
303 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jonathan Swift is Irish Author and Clergyman

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Gulliver's Travels 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
eurekatpt More than 1 year ago
FYI, this free Google download is only Volume 2 of 2. Even though it looks like you will be getting the full book, this ebook is only the second half.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many scanning and OCR errors to read -- avoid the frustration
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version was not scanned well and put nicely into a digital format. Try looking for another version of this tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt tell where the table of contents ended and the actual book began. Perhaps it only looks like this on my original nook?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't change font size on iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. Disappointed. Will have to read on laptop.
BRMiller More than 1 year ago
Part I and II were quick reads filled with great fantasy which most of us see as THE Gulliver's Travels. Part III was a little boring and hard to get through and Part IV was a perfect combination of fantasy and Swift using great symbolism to strongly express his views.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guliver's Travels is an exiting book as John Swift brings you in to the lives of: little peole, giants,and brings you into worlds of imortality, a floating island, a world were horses have peple as pets, and much more.
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This book is simply the worst of all copies. First of all it makes no sense. Second most of it is like being washed in mud for 9 hrs then with no towel outside when its snowing. I really sugest that you DO NOT buy or read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really engaging and it made me think. It is really interesting to imagine what life would be like if we were six inches or sixty feet tall.
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