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  • Jonathan Swift

    Set and written in 1726, This is a marvelously imaginative tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. He finds himself shipwrecked and the prisoner of captors ranging in size from 6 inches tall to 60 feet tall and of various other persuasions. But this is just the beginning of a story written, strangely enough to satirize the foolishness and vices of modern men as they were perceived at the time. No one, young or old, can ever forget the Lilliputians and the Yahoos that starred in these wonderful and riveting stories of long ago. AUTHOR Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish novelist, satirist, poet and political essayist. From a very literary family, his uncle married the daughter...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver, an adventurous traveler, sails through the unknown waters of seas and oceans. A storm ruptures his ship and the sailor ends up unconscious on the shore of a mysterious country. Having woken up, the sailor finds himself surrounded by tiny men, who are trying to tie him and chain him to the ground. He easily gets rid of the restraints, only to find himself dragged into the epicenter of the civil war that began because of a mere trifle. Jonathan Swift's satiric-fantasy novel 'Gulliver's Travels' cleverly mocks human and social flaws. Famous works of the author Jonathan Swift's: Meditation Upon a Broomstick, A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, Gulliver's Travels, Essays:...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Penguin Classics presents Jonathan Swift's inventive classic, Gulliver's Travels, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Hugh Laurie, star of the hit TV series House. 'Fifteen hundred of the Emperor's largest horses, each about four inches and an half high, were employed to draw me towards the Metropolis, which, as I said, was half a Mile distant' A savage and hilarious satire, Gulliver's Travels sees Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and adrift, subject to bizarre and unnerving encounters with, among others, quarrelling Lilliputians, philosophising horses and the brutish Yahoo tribe, that change his view of humanity...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Hörspiel nach dem weltberühmten Jugendbuchklassiker 'Gullivers Reisen' von Jonathan Swift, in welchem der Schiffsarzt Gulliver zunächst auf einer Insel strandet und von unzähligen Winzlingen, die auf ihm herumklettern, gefangen genommen wird. Gelingt es ihm, sich von den 'Liliputanern', wie sich diese Gesellschaft nennt, zu...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Hörspiel nach dem weltberühmten Jugendbuchklassiker 'Gullivers Reisen' von Jonathan Swift, in welchem Gulliver auf einer weiteren Seereise auf die Insel der Riesen gerät. Nun selbst ein Winzling, muss er mit der gefährlichen Welt der Riesen zurechtkommen...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    'Gulliver's Travels' is a novel by Jonathan Swift: 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 is a prose satire of 1726 by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the 'travellers' tales' literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels 'to vex the world rather than divert...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Experience one of the most jarring and influential satirical essays in this InAudio production of A Modest Proposalby Jonathan Swift.In one of the most well-known works of satire, Jonathan Swift puts forth a “modest proposal.” Swift begins by outlining the suffering that the starving beggars in Ireland experience daily. He paints a grim picture of the plight these people face to help the reader relate to the situation, before turning the tables and suggesting that to alleviate the economic troubles of the poor, their children could be sold as food to the upper class. The shock from this sudden change is expounded by Swift’s continued explanation of the proposal, including cooking...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Brought to you by Penguin. A wickedly clever satire uses comic inversions to offer telling insights into the nature of man and society, the Penguin Classics edition of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels is edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Demaria, Jr. Gulliver's Travels describes the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon. In Lilliput he discovers a world in miniature; towering over the people and their city, he is able to view their society from the viewpoint of a god. However, in Brobdingnag, a land of giants, tiny Gulliver himself comes under observation, exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs. In Laputa, a flying island, he encounters a society of...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Unabridged readings of five gripping adventure stories This thrilling anthology contains five action-packed tales of incredible journeys, a murderous treasure hunt, invaders from outer space and international espionage - all read in full by some of the very best voice actors. With over 33 hours of exciting listening, tracked by chapter, let yourself get carried away with these classic adventures. Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift's dark satire following Lemuel Gulliver's fantastical travels through strange and exotic lands. Read by Tony Turner. Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of David Balfour's youthful adventures on the high seas and across the Scottish...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697, that was eventually published in 1704. It is arguably his most difficult satire, and perhaps his most masterly. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one of the main branches of western Christianity. A Tale was long regarded as a satire on religion itself, and has famously been attacked for that, starting with William Wotton. The "tale" presents a consistent satire of religious excess, while the digressions are a series of parodies of contemporary writing in literature, politics, theology, Biblical exegesis,...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    In 'A Modest Proposal,' first published in 1729, Jonathan Swift heaps scorn on then-current political theory and reveals the appalling suffering taking place in Ireland - not through direct reporting, but through mock suggestions on what to do with the poor; they should sell their children for food. 'The chief end I propose to myself in all my labors is to vex the world rather than divert it,' wrote Jonathan Swift in a letter to his friend Alexander Pope. Other vexing works collected here are 'Directions to Servants,' 'The Art of Political Lying,' 'A Digression Concerning the Critics,' and 'Sweetness and...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Nach einem Schiffbruch findet sich Gulliver auf einer Insel wieder - doch er kann sich nicht bewegen, denn er ist mit zahlreichen kleinen Schnüren gefesselt! Es dauert nicht lang, bis er herausfindet, wer ihn so gefangen genommen hat, und seine Überraschung ist...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    A Modest Proposal is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. In English writing, the phrase 'a modest proposal' is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire. Swift goes to great lengths to support his argument, including a list of possible preparation styles for the children, and calculations showing the financial benefits of his suggestion. He uses...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and poverty in one blow. When the "Proposal" was published in 1729, Swift was quickly attacked, and even accused of barbarity - the exact state the "Proposal" was written to expose. (Summary by...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is a wild series of adventures widely acclaimed as "universally read" and highly influential. After a shipwreck, an Englishman discovers new, strange lands, and learns of the customs and governments of their inhabitants. This is an opportunity both for absurd humor and political satire, and the story of Lilliput may be the best example of Swift's imagination and wit. Gulliver finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, the Lilliputians; they are no more than 6 inches tall, and he appears a giant to them. Soon afterwards, the spectacular giant becomes a favorite of the court, and is given a good view of the politics of the kingdom. Discover the...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is a wild series of adventures widely acclaimed as "universally read" and highly influential. After a shipwreck, an Englishman discovers new, strange lands, and learns of the customs and governments of their inhabitants. This is an opportunity both for absurd humor and political satire, and the story of Lilliput may be the best example of Swift's imagination and wit. Gulliver finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, the Lilliputians; they are no more than 6 inches tall, and he appears a giant to them. Soon afterwards, the spectacular giant becomes a favorite of the court, and is given a good view of the politics of the kingdom. Discover the...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    March - the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar brings with it the Spring Equinox and the promise of warmer days and shorter nights. Our selected poets including Swift, Yeats, Morris, Swinburne and Austin of course provide the words to match the mood. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; March - An Introduction; A March Minstrel By Alfred Austin; A March Snow By Ella Wheeler Wilcox; In March By Archibald Lampman; My Little March Girl By Paul Laurence Dunbar; Very Early Spring By Katherine Mansfield; Four Songs For Four Seasons By Algernon Charles Swinburne; To A Daisy Found Blooming March 7th By John Hartley; Monadnock In Early Spring By...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Swift is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, and others. He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. - Summary by...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos give him further insight into human behavior. Presented through Swift's satiric hall of distorting mirrors, mankind is cast as diminished, magnified, and bestial-the composite of which is an uncompromising reflection of human...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay by Jonathan Swift written in 1729. It's a social commentary on British society's treatment of the poor. Saying more than this would be a spoiler! Please enjoy this unabridged and crisply narrated rendition of Swift's greatest...read more