Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; the ludicrously intellectual Laputans; and the idealistic – if rather stolid – Houyhnhnms and their bestial servants, the Yahoos. An immediate best-seller when it was first published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a favourite ever since. It was an attack on the politics and society of Swift’s day, but it is also a polemical, inventive, surreal, vitriolic and wonderfully imaginative masterpiece, whose powerful satire continues to strike home.
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Not as good as I thought it would be
For many years I have always wanted to read this book. However having now listened to it I can say I found it actually rather boring in a lot of places and found myself not really listening to it all. Well performed but the story was just not engaging.
It was a rather tedious book
- nigel tuck
A TRUE CLASSIC
- Amazon Customer