Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift audiobook

Gulliver's Travels

By Jonathan Swift
Read by Simon Vance

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2.16 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781596449749

Travelers visit many strange places. They see very many wonderful things. When they return home they tell wonderful stories about what they have seen. Thus begin the words of Jonathan Swift’s immortal Lemuel Gulliver in his witty masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels. Retold for the modern young reader while retaining all of the tongue-in-cheek charm and political satire of the original classic, the adventures of the keenly observant Gulliver in Lilliput and Brobdingnag are certain to enchant a whole new generation of listeners.

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Summary

Summary

Travelers visit many strange places. They see very many wonderful things. When they return home they tell wonderful stories about what they have seen. Thus begin the words of Jonathan Swift’s immortal Lemuel Gulliver in his witty masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels. Retold for the modern young reader while retaining all of the tongue-in-cheek charm and political satire of the original classic, the adventures of the keenly observant Gulliver in Lilliput and Brobdingnag are certain to enchant a whole new generation of listeners.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterwork of irony…that contains both a dark and bitter meaning and a joyous, extraordinary creativity of imagination. That’s why it has lived for so long." Malcolm Bradbury, author of The History Man
“One of the masterpieces of satire among the world’s literature.” Masterpieces of World Literature
“A multifarious book, it is various in its appeal: it is enchantingly playful and fantastic and is often read by children; it is a witty, allegorical depiction of the political life and values of Swift’s time; it is a bitter denunciation of mankind; finally it is Swift’s reflections on man’s corruption of his highest attribute, reason.” The Reader’s Encyclopedia
“Here is a book come out, that all our people of taste run mad about…and very wonderful it is.” Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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Author Bio: Jonathan Swift

Author Bio: Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) was an Anglo-Irish priest, author, journalist, political pamphleteer, and poet. He is primarily known as a prose satirist for such works as “A Modest Proposal.” The dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral from 1713, he was considered Dublin’s foremost citizen.

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Author Bio: James Baldwin

Author Bio: James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924–1987), acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, was educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, received excellent reviews and was immediately recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. The appearance of The Fire Next Time in 1963, just as the civil rights movement was exploding across the American South, galvanized the nation and continues to reverberate as perhaps the most prophetic and defining statement ever written of the continuing costs of Americans’ refusal to face their own history. It became a national bestseller, and Baldwin was featured on the cover of Time. The next year, he was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and collaborated with the photographer Richard Avedon on Nothing Personal, a series of portraits of America intended as a eulogy for the slain Medger Evers. His other collaborations include A Rap on Race with Margaret Mead and A Dialogue with the poet–activist Nikki Giovanni. He also adapted Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X into One Day When I Was Lost. He was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor a year before his death, one honor among many he achieved in his life.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English