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Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver’s Travels (1726, amended 1735), 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 “travellers’ 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.

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GULLIVER’S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD

BY JONATHAN SWIFT, D.D., DEAN OF ST. PATRICK’S, DUBLIN.

[ First published in 1726–7.]

THE PUBLISHER TO THE READER.

[ As given in the original edition .]

The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother’s side. About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among his neighbours.

Although Mr. Gulliver was born in Nottinghamshire, where his father dwelt, yet I have heard him say his family came from Oxfordshire; to confirm which, I have observed in the churchyard at Banbury in that county, several tombs and monuments of the Gullivers... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 17, 2014
Subject: great listen!
It does get a bit slow later in the book, but the narrators do such an excellent job!
Reviewer: - February 18, 2014
The reader did a wonderful job making this clever story come alive.
Reviewer: - October 1, 2013
Good hard work by the reader to read such tedious book and make it more interesting to listen to.
Reviewer: - September 27, 2013
Subject: Wonderful Falsetto
Ms. Driver does a wonderful job with the reading of the Lilliputians. Enough said.
Reviewer: - August 21, 2013
Subject: Review
The narrator does a beautiful job of reading this VERY long book. The book itself is very good the first several chapters then gets tedious and a bit boring until the very last chapter.
Reviewer: - July 22, 2013
Я восхищен произведением Свифта. Считаю его одним из лучших не только в жанре сатиры( а она здесь представлена во всем блеске),но и во всей мировой литературе.Эта книга учит нас ценить свободу - то,что отсутствует в рабском сознании русского народа.Браво,Джонатан Свифт!
Reviewer: - June 8, 2013
Subject: Gulliver's Travels
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. Even if you don't understand a word of the satire, however, you will still enjoy it as an entertaining story. A little warning: Swift definitely rambles occasionally, and sometimes his descriptions can get a little long, but the often hilarious satires make it worth it.
May 23, 2013
Subject: Good
Great book!
Reviewer: - June 26, 2008
Subject: Gulliver's Travels
One of the best audiobooks I have come across.
Reviewer: - March 11, 2008
Subject: Lizzie Driver
I really loved Ms. Driver's reading of "Gulliver." I remain your devoted fan and love her voice..especially her interpretations of the Liliputians.

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