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  • Jonathan Swift

    'A Voyage to the Land of the Houyhnhnms' is a novel by Jonathan Swift: Despite his earlier intention of remaining at home, Gulliver returns to sea as the captain of a merchantman, as he is bored with his employment as a surgeon. On this voyage, he is forced to find new additions to his crew who, he believes, have turned against him. His crew then commits mutiny. After keeping him contained for some time, they resolve to leave him on the first piece of land they come across, and continue as pirates. He is abandoned in a landing boat and comes upon a race of deformed savage humanoid creatures to which he conceives a violent antipathy. Shortly afterwards, he meets the Houyhnhnms, a race of...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    "A Voyage to Lilliput" is a novel by Jonathan Swift: The travel begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages. - During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less than 6 inches (15 cm) tall, who are inhabitants of the island country of Lilliput. After giving assurances of his good behaviour, he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the Lilliput Royal Court. He is also given permission by the King of Lilliput to go around the city on condition that he must not hurt their...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    'A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib and Japan' is a novel by Jonathan Swift: Setting out again, Gulliver's ship is attacked by pirates, and he is marooned close to a desolate rocky island near India. He is rescued by the flying island of Laputa, a kingdom devoted to the arts of music, mathematics, and astronomy but unable to use them for practical ends. Rather than use armies, Laputa has a custom of throwing rocks down at rebellious cities on the...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    'A Voyage to Brobdingnag' is a novel by Jonathan Swift: Gulliver soon sets out again. When the sailing ship Adventure is blown off course by storms and forced to sail for land in search of fresh water, Gulliver is abandoned by his companions and left on a peninsula on the western coast of the North American...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    A trilha sonora da versão em áudio de Viagens de Gulliver acompanha os diferentes momentos da história. Na primeira parte, instrumentos delicados ajudam a criar a ambientação de Lilipute, país de seres minúsculos visitado por Gulliver. Depois, os timbres sonoros ganham corpo quando Gulliver visita Brobedinguenague, terra habitada por homens e mulheres que para ele são verdadeiros gigantes. A última parte, que acontece em um mundo em que os cavalos têm uma participação bastante diferente da que conhecemos no mundo dos homens, é marcada por uma trilha baseada em relinchos e batidas de cascos. Vozes: Barros Batista (imperador Golbasto); Di Ramon (Pregoeiro, Rei, personagem...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Swift's allegorical satire about religion and politics follows the lives of three brothers, Martin, Peter and Jack, who each represent a faction of the Christian faith - Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and the Dissenting faiths respectively. Each brother inherits a coat (representing religious practice) from their father (God) on the condition that they do not change it. But instead, the three quarrelsome youths disobey their father and change their coats beyond recognition. A Tale of a Tub was Swift's first major work and was considered a personal favourite by the...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

    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

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  • 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

    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

  • 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

    In a time when poor Irish families struggled to feed their children, Jonathan Swift wrote an essay, which he published anonymously, making a few suggestions. He called it `A Modest Proposal‘ (1729) or `A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making them Beneficial to the Publick.‘The solution was simple: Fatten up the undernourished children and sell them as food for the rich. Everybody wins! Though written in a serious tone, the humour in this essay is undeniable, and so is its mocking of the heartless attitudes towards poor...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

    Los viajes de Gulliver es una sátira en prosa, y la obra más conocida del escritor irlandés Jonathan Swift. La novela se nos presenta como la narración inconfiable de Lemuel Gulliver, un cirujano y capitán marino que ha viajado por todo el mundo, encontrándose con aventuras fantásticas e increíbles. Primero, las naves de Gulliver naufragan en la isla de los Liliputs, donde los habitantes miden sólo 15 centímetros de altura. Sus otros viajes lo llevan entre otros, a Brobdingnag, un país poblado por gigantes, y a Laputa, una isla voladora. Conoce a personas inmortales y caballos tan inteligentes que han domesticado a criaturas humanas de desarrollo primitivo....read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Lemuel Gulliver tiene mala suerte en el mar. Una serie de tierras naufragios él en algunos lugares inimaginables. En primer lugar, está la tierra de la gente pequeña. Luego, está la fantástica isla de vuelo y la tierra de los gigantes. Por último, pero no menos importante, Gulliver visita una nación gobernada por caballos...read more

  • Jonathan Swift

    Où l'on voit Lemuel Gulliver, chirurgien de marine, naviguer vers Bristol. Après un naufrage, il se retrouve sur l'île de Lilliput, dont les habitants, les Lilliputiens, ne mesurent qu'environ six pouces de haut (env. 15 cm). Plusieurs aspects de la société lilliputienne semblent bien plus avancés que l'Angleterre de l'époque, pourtant les peuples passent leur temps à faire la guerre. Après bien des aventures, Gulliver découvre l'origine de la guerre entre Lilliput et Blefuscu qui est l'île voisine : un roi a voulu imposer le côté par lequel devaient être cassés les œufs à la coque ; d'où le nom des partisans de chaque doctrine, les Gros-boutiens et les Petits-boutiens....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