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Gulliver’s Travels

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Title: Gulliver’s Travels
Author: Jonathan Swift
Year: 1726

When bending mine eyes downwards as much as I could, I perceived it to be a human creature noy six inches high, with a bow and arrow in his hands, and a quiver at his back

This tale is also very well known to most people. An abridged version can usually be found being told to children throughout the world.

Most people know about Lilliput and Brobdingnag, but these are only half the novel. Gulliver also spends time in Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and the country of the Houyhnhnms.

I really enjoyed the parts of the book where Swift is clearly attacking society and its values. There is a particularity good chapter where he blasts lawyers and there profession. This novel is a light read, even the full version, but it is enjoyable and fun none the less.

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