Gulliver’s Travels (Penguin Classics)

February 9, 2020 - Comment

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Anonymous says:

Lemuel Gulliver Jonathan Swift is still one of our best satirists, and that is quite something, seeing as he died in 1845, and was Irish. Here then we have this book, which has always remained popular and is part of our literary history. A masterpiece, and a success from day one this satirises not only people, but also pokes fun at the travel tales of the period.Here then we have Lemuel Gulliver’s travels passed onto us by Mr Gulliver himself, who was of course known for his veracity, so then…

Anonymous says:

uuuggh just ugh. I’ve never read this…maybe I have read the wrong “version” my images of Lilliput wasn’t emphasised by this version. The writing was cold, I spent nearly all of it looking at the translations of the writing. It maybe is a good book but not in this publication. I was going to give it to my 8 year old to read – ive donated it to a charity shop instead.

Anonymous says:

Disappointing I read this book in a conscious effort to read more of the classics. There were parts of this book that were very interesting but the enjoyment for me was spoilt by the flowery ramblings of Swift. The book became a tedious read and I was very close to giving up on several occasions. I accept that this book was written nearly 300 years ago and the style is naturally dated but generally I found the book slow and bland. Never mind there are lots more classics to read and I am sure that I will read…

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