Gulliver's Travels / A Modest Proposal

Gulliver s Travels A Modest Proposal Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children s fantasy and a social satire for adults Gulliver s Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time A Modes

  • Title: Gulliver's Travels / A Modest Proposal
  • Author: Jonathan Swift Jesse Gale
  • ISBN: 9781416500391
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children s fantasy and a social satire for adults, Gulliver s Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time A Modest Proposal, also an imaginative, enduring work, is political lampoonery at its finest This Enriched Classic Edition includes A concise introduction that gives readersEnduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children s fantasy and a social satire for adults, Gulliver s Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time A Modest Proposal, also an imaginative, enduring work, is political lampoonery at its finest This Enriched Classic Edition includes A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author s life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book s historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader s experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world s finest books to their full potential Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

    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 film Gulliver s Travels is a American cel animated Technicolor feature film produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer for Fleischer Studios.Released to cinemas in the United States on December , by Paramount Pictures, the story is a very loose adaptation of Jonathan Swift s th century novel of the same name, specifically the first part which tells the story of Lilliput Gulliver s Travels Study Guide GradeSaver Gulliver s Travels, a misanthropic satire of humanity, was written in by Jonathan Swift Like many other authors, Swift uses the journey as the backdrop for his satire He invents a second author, Captain Lemuel Gulliver, who narrates and speaks directly to the reader from his own experience Gulliver s Travels by Jonathan Swift Free Online Book Gulliver s Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift TABLE OF CONTENTS THE PUBLISHER TO THE READER. 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. SparkNotes Gulliver s Travels From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Gulliver s Travels Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Macmillan Readers Gulliver s Travels in Lilliput The Macmillan Graded Readers series is one of the most popular and respected series of simplified readers for learners of English Gulliver s Travels Summary GradeSaver Gulliver goes on four separate voyages in Gulliver s Travels Each journey is preceded by a storm All four voyages bring new perspectives to Gulliver s life and new opportunities for satirizing the ways of England The first voyage is to Lilliput, where Gulliver is huge and the Lilliputians are Gulliver s Travels KidsGen Gulliver s Travels One stormy night at sea, a ship was wrecked All the passengers on board drowned, except Lemuel Gulliver Gulliver was a excellent swimmer and swam for SparkNotes Gulliver s Travels Plot Overview Gulliver s Travels recounts the story of Lemuel Gulliver, a practical minded Englishman trained as a surgeon who takes to the seas when his business fails In a deadpan first person narrative that rarely shows any signs of self reflection or deep emotional response, Gulliver narrates the

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    1. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer first for Whigs then for Tories , and poet, famous for works like Gulliver s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier s Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry Swift published all of his works under pseudonyms such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B Drapier or anonymously He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

    2. I really had to read this about three times to get the whole political underscore and social commentary. When you're 8 years old, it just seems like a fun fairytale, but reading it multiple times in high school and college, it struck different chords each time. It's actually a pretty smart critique on life dressed up in an interesting bunch of journeys to different lands.A Modest Proposal, was hilarious, in my opinion. Reading it once as-is and then again keeping in mind the satirical nature of [...]

    3. در یوم بیست و پنش شهر نوامبر سنهٔ دو هزار و پانزده، قرائتیده شد، ریویو تا ساعاتی بلکم هم ایامی دگرو من اللح طوفیغ

    4. This book is SO much more than Lilliput. I'm glad I read the entire book, rather than relying on Disney's version.

    5. EhI picked up Gulliver's Travels because I brought back from Christmas holiday (my parents' home and residence for many of my books) with the intention of diving right into it in January. Obviously, the intention has gone stale as it is now July. Gulliver's travels reminds me of Twain's Innocents Abroad. Both are travel narratives and not really "novels" in the traditional sense--if at all. Swift and Twain's works are also united by their satirical intentions, though I must admit that much of th [...]

    6. Gulliver's Travels is purported to be a classic and a children's tale. I read this to find out about both and to remove the Disney version from my head. Gulliver travels to Lilliput (The small), Brobdingnag (giants), Laputa (thinkers) and Houyhnhnm (horses). The small and large are contrasted to show that might makes the rules. The thinkers are characterized an nonsensical, useless, layabout tyrants and the horse society with its attendant Yahoos (feral humans) as the ideal. The ideal which has [...]

    7. I thought this, being a classic, would be better. It was exciting at first to read about his experiences in a strange land, but after awhile, all I could think was, "Geez guy, just stay home with your wife and kids. Every time you leave on a ship you inevitably are shipwrecked or thrown overboard or mutineered. LEARN YOUR LESSON!" But he doesn't. Maybe it's just that the stack of books on my nightstand seem WAY more interesting that Gulliver's Travels. But it wasn't engaging for me. :( Sadly, I [...]

    8. Swift had a political agenda when he wrote Gulliver's Travels, and I find it fascinating how he could weave a plot around his opinions, to create an analogy that anyone can understand (and find humor in). As a result, he created not just an avenue for his social opinions, but a new literary culture (ie - the original source for our term "yahoo").If you have never read "A Modest Proposal" I highly recommend it. Swift mocks some of his contemporaries and their methods for solving social problems, [...]

    9. This wasn't the edition I read as a teenager, but it has my two favorite Swift pieces. The original Gulliver's Travels is nothing like the animated feature film or the later movie versions. I remember it as being quite 'naughty' when I first read it. "A Modest Proposal" is hilarious. For amture teens (as I was) and adults, an enjoyable adventure story and perhaps, in another dimension or some dystopian society, a solution to hunger. Don't know what i am talking about. Beat it to your local libra [...]

    10. I really like the Voyage to Lilliput, but after that Swift's sense of humor grows old. This is the second time I have taught this and I enjoyed teaching it more the second time around. Unfortunately, like most teachers, I have run out of time and didn't get to cover the novel in depth the way I would have liked. I do think the students appreciated the satire, although I'm not sure they entirely understood all of the references, I did make a good effort to explain them. I will be teaching it agai [...]

    11. *trumpets sound and angels sing* I'm done!I stayed up until 11:37pm last night, finishing it, so I wouldn't have to endure such misery any longer. Basically: The book is terrible. It was a good idea, I could see the potential, but the author ruined it with all the crudeness and unpleasant descriptions of some things. And also the part in which he basically goes insane. Maybe a retelling is in order. In a slightly more modern, or slightly more ancient setting. Possibly with time traveling. And dr [...]

    12. Swift is one of history’s premier satirists, and his works transcend time and place. My favorite of these two works is the 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal” in which the author purports to solve the problem of poverty and hunger in Ireland by eating young children (“I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled… [...]

    13. Akin to an 18th century version of Monty Python, Gulliver's Travels uses satire to examine the trends and beliefs of its day. Unfortunately, as someone else noted, only historians are likely to understand the satire in the first two books. The third book, however, is easily understood by a modern reader, and provided a number of laughs. The fourth book, while clear to a modern reader, is the least interesting of the four.A Modest Proposal, like the third book of Gulliver's Travels, also stands t [...]

    14. I had to read these for my British Literature class. Gulliver's Travel's was intriguing and interesting. A little bit of fun and fantasy was refreshing to read. A little adventurous, and a new learning experience for a traveller. I much enjoyed reading A Modest Proposal so much more! The satire is hilarious. It's written so matter of fact, yet with undertones of humour and hilarity. Jonathan Swift is a great satirist.

    15. Jonathan Swift took some literary swings at humanity.What I learned from this book can be summed up in this quote:"For they have no conception how a rational creature can be compelled, but only advised, or exhorted; because no person can disobey reason, without giving up his claim to be a rational creature."The beautiful and noble Houyhnhnms were, of course, my favorite characters.

    16. This book seemed to be nothing more than the drunken rantings of an Irish man. It was a good book, but it was very strange and weird. "A Modest Proposal" was by far the funniest thing I have ever read though. It is dripping with satire and just absolutely hilarious. Anyone who takes it seriously is seriously an idiot, because there's no way it could even be considered as a real proposal.

    17. A wonderful collection of fantasy worlds and adventures on the surface with deeply satirical observations about human nature below. There is a reason people are reading this after all this time. I also enjoyed "A Modest Proposal", but warn anyone who reads that about the satirical bent to all his works - he doesn't mean what he says on its face value, so read between the lines.

    18. I found this book pretty fascinating because I wonder how one day you'll be a normal size and the next day you wake up and you're a giant. I would not even want to be a giant because I am already tall and I would not like to be seen as a person who steps on people. This book strangely reminds me of big feet.

    19. I was severely disappointed by this book. Based on its reputation I expected so much more. The story was boring. Of the four parts, the third was the most interesting. While some of his satire on the failings of man are entertaining, the satire on the political scene in late 17th, early 18th century England just aren't that interesting.

    20. It took me a while to remember this book, but it was magnificent. Swift was so darn clever and snarky. I love snarky political commentary that is aimed not just at poking holes in our pretensions but challenging us to be better. Swift was one of the earliest and still ranks as one of the best.

    21. Two masterpieces that had me believing I could become a satirist in no time. Many newspapers had to endure my letters of which none were printed. (But I can't put the blame on Swift for making it look so easy.)

    22. Gulliver's Travels was a great story of adventure I read as child. I didn't come to understand the political satire until I started college. My college experience has enriched the reading experience for me and I can appreciate the book on a different level.

    23. Lewis called Ovid a "cheerful old degenerate" and at the risk of making an oxymoron, I think Swift is a cheerful old misanthrope. The journeys read quickly and completely avoid melodrama, the irony is supurb, and it is genuinely hilarious.

    24. I am re-reading this classic book because it is hard to get free e-books for my iPad from the library. I use a few classics in between when I have problems getting newer books to read.I am understanding the satire much more as an adult than I did as a young adult reading required reading.

    25. There's a reason these works are in every English Lit. anthology I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot!

    26. Perhpas I should try to read this with adult eyes. However, I HATED Travels in high school. Modest Proposal was okay though.

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