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The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
|Part I||A Voyage to Lilliput|
|Chapter 1||Gulliver Is Shipwrecked and Made a Prisoner||1|
|Chapter 2||The Emperor of Lilliput||18|
|Chapter 3||Gulliver at the Court of Lilliput||34|
|Chapter 4||The Emperor's Palace and His Principal Secretary||45|
|Chapter 5||Gulliver Prevents an Invasion of Lilliput||53|
|Chapter 6||Lilliput's Laws, Customs, and Educational Methods||61|
|Chapter 7||Escape to Blefuscu||74|
|Chapter 8||Gulliver Returns to His Native Country||84|
|Part II||A Voyage to Brobdingnag|
|Chapter 9||Gulliver Is Captured by a Native||97|
|Chapter 10||Gulliver Is Taken to the City||113|
|Chapter 11||The Queen Buys Gulliver from the Farmer||123|
|Chapter 12||Gulliver Shows His Skill in Navigation||139|
|Chapter 13||Gulliver Amuses the King and Queen||158|
|Chapter 14||Gulliver Returns to England||172|
|Part III||Voyages to Laputa and the Country of the Houyhnhnms|
|Chapter 15||A Flying Island||193|
|Chapter 16||Laputa and Its People||203|
|Chapter 17||The Grand Academy at Lagado||220|
|Chapter 18||The Land of Magic-Japan-Then Home||238|
|Chapter 19||The Houyhnhnms' Country||255|
|Chapter 20||Gulliver Understands the Speech of the Master Horse||276|
|Chapter 21||Gulliver Discusses England and Makes Observations on the Houyhnhnms||293|
|Chapter 22||Gulliver Is Forced to Return Home||311|
Posted July 12, 2006
This is a geat classic story. Yes, some of the satire is lost to us now, but it makes wonderful statements about humanity that are still pertinent today. Truly wonderful!
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Posted June 1, 2004
A work of incredible genius. Every section provides new insight into human folly and idiocy- and whether one is a Houhnymn or a Yahoo, Big -Ender or Little-Ender one must delight at the human capacity to bring the human down to its proper size. The brilliance of Swift is evident everywhere most poignantly perhaps in those creatures who go on living forever while continuing to physically and mentally age- perhaps modern medicine should have read this section. A remarkable work but not especially for those who love mankind and wish to be optimistic about human life.
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Posted November 25, 2010
On the eve of a new movie release based on Gulliver's Travels I was asked to review the book being re-released to coincide with the new Jack Black movie. I accepted the challenge fully expecting to receive a modernized, cannibalized carcass of the original work. When the book arrived, I was surprised and delighted to see it's the entire work in its original form. However, now I had a dilemma on my hands: What does one say about a true classic masterwork that has survived for centuries? As I began re-reading the book I hadn't read in better than thirty years, I was still in a quandary as to what this usually less than humble reviewer could say about a brilliant masterwork that hadn't been said hundreds of times before. The fact is, I can't improve on what was said before, but I could remind people of the enjoyment such a book can bring to the reader. In this soundbite world, I imagine few have read and enjoyed the original work. Avid readers know what the rest of the world seems to have forgotten, the pure joy of a brilliant masterwork. Granted, I have enjoyed the many previous movies based on Gulliver's Travels and fully expect to enjoy the new Jack Black movie, but having been on movie sets, and in the cutting room, I know that a movie can rarely do a complete novel justice, unless they want to make a movie six to eight hours long. For time reasons, it simply isn't possible to include everything in a movie that's in a book. I urge everyone that enjoys a great story to both get and enjoy the book version of Gulliver's Travels, and go see the movie, but not necessarily in that order. Enjoy the book for the literary masterwork it is, and the movie for the comedic genius that is Mr. Black.
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Posted July 28, 2012
The book itself is great. However, this prticuklar ebook is absolutely unreadable. More words are misspelled than are spelled correctly, and it's not just unimportant misspellings either. It's so bad you often cannot even tell what word it was supposed to say.
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Posted August 9, 2011
Posted October 23, 2003
This review is not for this particular title (Gulliver's Travels), but rather Barnes and Noble's creation of this series of books (Barnes & Noble Classics). I just wanted to praise this new series because it provides authentication to the original texts, insights from new and better authors, and it is surprisingly cheaper. Whatever you do, B&N, don't stop with this series, but expand it for it is a job well done.
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Gulliver's Travels is a satirical novel written by Jonathan Swift that was first published in 1726. Gulliver's Travels is divided into four parts: A Voyage to Lilliput and Blefuscu, A Voyage to Laputa, A Voyage to Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan, and finally A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms.
Before reading Gulliver's Travels I knew of the Voyage to Lilliput and the Voyage to Brobdingnag; Lilliput is the home of the tiny people and Brobdingnag the home of the giant people. However I was not aware of the last two voyages; the Voyage to Laputa and the Voyage to the country of the Houyhnhnms. Laputa is a land ruled by philosophers, musicians, artists, mathematicians, and scientists who are so lost in thought they can't see how to apply their knowledge to a practical use. In the Country of the Houyhnhnms, the land is ruled by wise and gentle horses and inhabited by wild, beastly human-like creatures called Yahoos.
Jonathan Swift satirizes social issues that were important in his time, and still remain important social issues currently such as: politics, religion, gender, science, progress, government, family and our basic ideas of humanity.
Gulliver's Travels is full of humor and Swift's exploration of imaginary societies and countries is satire at its best.
Overall, I give Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels a well deserved five stars.
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