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Gulliver's travels

Gulliver's travels

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, author

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS traces the adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon. Because of a series of mishaps en route to recognised ports, he ends up instead on unknown islands, living with people and animals of unusual sizes, behaviours and philosophies - yet somehow after each adventure he is able to return to his home in England, where he recovers from his experiences and then sets out again on a new voyage. As a satirical travel memoir, it reports on extraordinary lands and societies whose names have entered the English language: the minute inhabitants of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag, and the Yahoos of Houyhnhnmland, where talking horses are the dominant species

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. Satire. Suspense fiction. Large type books. Fantasy fiction.
Large print edition.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2014
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Jonathan Swift
ISBN: 1444821865, 9781444821864
Intended audience: Adult.
Note: Travels into several remote nations of the world in four parts by Lemuel Gulliver.
Physical Description: 504 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: Ulverscroft
Subject: Voyages Imaginary Fiction.

Description

Lemuel Gulliver, surgeon to the ANTELOPE, sets sail for the South Seas. But the craft is shipwrecked and he is washed up, barely conscious, on the coast of Lilliput. Gulliver wakes to find himself tethered to the ground and surrounded by a multitude of people, all of six inches tall... However, Gulliver's adventures do not end there. Future voyages will see him cast up on various strange shores, and endeavouring to navigate the intricacies of increasingly bizarre societies - those of the giants of Brobdingnag, abstracted scientists of Laputa, philosophical Houyhnhnms, and terrifying, brutish Yahoos...