Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

First published in 1726, Jonathan Swift s classic adventure story has long been a favourite with adults and children alike This magnificent edition contains all four of Gulliver s extraordinary voyages Travel to Lilliput land of the small, Brobdingnag, land of giants, to Laputa, where inhabitants need to be hit on the head with sticks to remind them to talk GlubbdubdriFirst published in 1726, Jonathan Swift s classic adventure story has long been a favourite with adults and children alike This magnificent edition contains all four of Gulliver s extraordinary voyages Travel to Lilliput land of the small, Brobdingnag, land of giants, to Laputa, where inhabitants need to be hit on the head with sticks to remind them to talk Glubbdubdrib, island of ghosts and magicians and the kingdom of the Houyhnhnm, where horses rule over humans.Award winning author Martin Jenkins has skilfully adapted the original novel, remaining true to its tone and humour while making it accessible to younger readers In this he is brilliantly assisted by Kate Greenaway Medallist Chris Riddell, who brings to life the people, creatures and kingdoms of Swift s searing imagination in wonderful panoramic detail A tour de force of design and illustration, this is a peerless introduction to one of the English language s most popular stories Glorious The Guardian Deliciously quirky The Times
Jonathan Swift s Gulliver First published in Jonathan Swift s classic adventure story has long been a favourite with adults and children alike This magnificent edition contains all four of Gulliver s extraordinary voyage

  • Title: Jonathan Swift's Gulliver
  • Author: Martin Jenkins Chris Riddell
  • ISBN: 9781406301748
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift November October was an Anglo Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer first for the Whigs, then for the Tories , poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick s Cathedral, Dublin. Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub , An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity , Gulliver s Travels , and A Modest Proposal . Gulliver s Travels Gulliver s Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.In Four Parts By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships which is the full title , is a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the travellers tales literary subgenre It is Swift s best known full length work, and a classic of Gulliver s Travels Penguin Classics A wickedly clever satire uses comic inversions to offer telling insights into the nature of man and society Nominated as one of America s best loved novels by PBS s The Great American Read Gulliver s Travels describes the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship s surgeon. Gulliver s Travels Dover Thrift Editions Gulliver s Travels Dover Thrift Editions and millions of other books are available for instant accessew Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook Gulliver s Travels into Several Remote Regions of the Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. SparkNotes Gulliver s Travels Key Facts point of view Gulliver speaks in the first person He describes other characters and actions as they appear to him tone Gulliver s tone is gullible and nave during the first three voyages in the fourth, it turns cynical and bitter The intention of the author, Jonathan Swift, is LibriVox Gulliver s Travels , amended , officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travelers tales literary sub genre.It is widely considered Swift s magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. Book Summary CliffsNotes Study Guides Gulliver s Travels is an adventure story in reality, a misadventure story involving several voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship s surgeon, who, because of a series of mishaps en route to recognized ports, ends up, instead, on several unknown islands living with people and animals of unusual sizes

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    1. Lemuel Gulliver had been stowed away within the covers of one of my books on my shelves since I first read 'Gulliver's Travels' as a youngster. That is until I spotted this delightfully illustrated and retold version of his travels in a bookshop last week; the illustrations are so marvellous I just couldn't resist it and then it suddenly got to the top of my 7,000+ to read pile!Born in Nottinghamshire but living quietly in his south London home Lemuel took a post as a ship's surgeon on the 'Ant [...]

    2. Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my son.I've been looking for a *good* children's version of Gulliver's Travels for many years and have finally found the perfect version that I will recommend to anyone wanting to read this book for enjoyment. I love Gulliver's Travels; it is a wonderful story *but* I do not like the original version. Yes, I've read the original book, start to finish. Now I'm usually all about reading the original versions of classics but Gulliver is different. First of all Swif [...]

    3. I've never read the original and don't really care for this type of story, but did think this illustrated version great for becoming acquainted with this classic. It just looks inviting, with the detailed and humorous illustrations, and the pleasant print and easy size of book. I enjoyed it more than I thought, and would like to investigate and think about the satire more, and perhaps even read the original one day. The story is a bit rude at times with toilet humour which I don't care for at al [...]

    4. The illustrations were wonderful in this version of the book. It was also a good bit more accessible to kids. What I can't escape is that I never really did like this story anyway. But. If you do love this story, this would be a great one to share with your children.

    5. Great illustrations in this abridged version of Gulliver's Travels. The text seems to stay true to the spirit of the original while making the story more interesting and appropriate for kids.

    6. Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver – retorld by Martin Jenkins illustrated by Chris RiddellA birthday gift. A beautiful book. Of course in some sense we know Gulliver from children’s stories and then there’s the real book by Swift which is not a children’s story at all. I remember a lecturere saying, what does it say about our culture – that we turn a text critical of our values, a satirial piece, into a children’s tale? I also remember as a student being impressed with the sense of context [...]

    7. I've never read the original Gulliver's Travels. I had the stereotypical image of this story: Gulliver, lying on a beach, tied up by the diminutive Lilliputians. So i was surprised to find that his travels went far beyond Lilliput, and that he experienced a number of distinctive cultures. I doubt I would have understood all the themes and deeper meanings behind the encounters had I not read about that online. I don't think this abridged/retold beautifully-illustrated version was to blame, though [...]

    8. This is a faithful retelling of a great set of adventures. The book does contain all four voyages, which is less typical for a kiddos' version. I would happily put this version in front of my children as an adventure read. Though it is a retelling, Swift's understanding of human nature shines through just enough to set your mind adrift in the face of some poignant characters. The illustrations are delightfully drawn and appropriate for such a tale!

    9. My two year old enjoys this book very much. The story is still to much for him, but this edition of the book has detailed ilustrations in every page! As we read the story, our two year old admires the ilustrations which are also telling the same story. He sits still and takes it all in. We love this book! Great detail ilustration! Ops! not sure if the review is specific for editions. Therefore the edition I'm refering too is the Candlewick Ilustrated Classic, ilustrated by Chris Rinddell.

    10. I was reading this to the kids in April or May. I have wanted to read Gulliver and thought this illustrated, simplified story for kids might be interesting. I didn't like the illustrations farther along in the book, nor did I particularly care about the story. I decided that we might read about real travels and do better (at least than this version of Gulliver!)

    11. I wish the version I'd read in Brit Lit had come with these graphic illustrations.Caoimhe is hooked on this and I'm waiting for her to ask if the Lilliputians and the Munchkins were related. I'd put money that the question is coming.

    12. This is actually a re-read. Sunshine really liked it the first time, so wanted to read it again. Strangely enough, it is the most enjoyable reading of Swift I have ever done! The pictures in it are also very beautiful.

    13. Both horrible and awful, getting increasingly worse toward the end. Don't read this. Especially don't read this to a child. Especially don't read this version and don't look at the illustrations, which are also horrible and awful. Just don't.

    14. Jonathan Swift's Gulliver Retold by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Chris Riddell - I simply loved this adaptation. My son and I read this together over the past few months. Often in the book I was surprised by what I read aloud.

    15. AWESOME ILLUSTRATIONS!Moves along pretty fast, nice quick catch-up with timeless classic. I'd forgotten there were all those other places he'd gone to beside Lilliput and the land of giants.

    16. This retelling has amazing illustrations. I'm reading it with the children and they love it. The book makes for a very interesting commentary on Colonial England.

    17. A man recounts he travels to strange lands.I found this book interesting and poignant – it made some good / moral points. The illustrations were great.

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