Gulliver's Travels

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Saddleback Pub., Sep 1, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 61 pages
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Themes: Hi-Lo, adapted classics, low level classics, graphic novel. These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. In this humorous satire, which makes fun of English politicians in the early 1700s, you'll travel to many strange make-believe worlds. Join Gulliver as he sails from the land of the tiny six-inch people called Lilliputians and the land of the giant people called Brobdingnagians, to the land of the Houyhnhnms- where wise and understanding horses tame herds of wild Yahoos, creatures that are strangely human!

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Lilliput Land ...." Aunt Bec organized the publishing and when the Book arrived (around 1969 to 1971) it was actually accompanied with another book called KIDNAPPED by an author named Robert
Louis
Stevenson.This had not been in either the Publishing or Deliveries Order.Later on around 1972 to 1973 a new Nightclub opened in Fraser Street Liverpool Merseyside,named Gulliver Club.
Several men I knew,even though I was only 16 wondered why as well,so as soon as my 16th Birthday came along we all arranged to meet there.They said as it was my 16th Birthday they'd
have no qualms about my age.
By 1977 Gulliver Club was like a centralpoint for the United Nations,there were that many people
wondering why.
I wrote Gullivers Travels,when I was 11,as you've probably guessed,but there is to this day,a question
about how whoever opened Gulliver Club obviously knew who I was.We worked there sometimes,yet never
once did those who ran it ever admit they knew that I was the Author.
The Head of Education in the Local Government was sent a file years ago,so soonI will find out
who was telling lies about this for so many years.Gullivers Travels was really about children and small animals feeling scared of criminals and wanting tomove to the Seychelles!
 

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Apparently doomed to an obscure Anglican parsonage in Laracor, Ireland, even after he had written his anonymous masterpiece, A Tale of a Tub (c.1696), Swift turned a political mission to England from the Irish Protestant clergy into an avenue to prominence as the chief propagandist for the Tory government. His exhilaration at achieving importance in his forties appears engagingly in his Journal to Stella (1710--13), addressed to Esther Johnson, a young protegee for whom Swift felt more warmth than for anyone else in his long life. At the death of Queen Anne and the fall of the Tories in 1714, Swift became dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. In Ireland, which he considered exile from a life of power and intellectual activity in London, Swift found time to defend his oppressed compatriots, sometimes in such contraband essays as his Drapier's Letters (1724), and sometimes in such short mordant pieces as the famous A Modest Proposal (1729); and there he wrote perhaps the greatest work of his time, Gulliver's Travels (1726). Using his characteristic device of the persona (a developed and sometimes satirized narrator, such as the anonymous hack writer of A Tale of a Tub or Isaac Bickerstaff in Predictions for the Ensuing Year, who exposes an astrologer), Swift created the hero Gulliver, who in the first instance stands for the bluff, decent, average Englishman and in the second, humanity in general. Gulliver is a full and powerful vision of a human being in a world in which violent passions, intellectual pride, and external chaos can degrade him or her---to animalism, in Swift's most horrifying images---but in which humans do have scope to act, guided by the Classical-Christian tradition. Gulliver's Travels has been an immensely successful children's book (although Swift did not care much for children), so widely popular through the world for its imagination, wit, fun, freshness, vigor, and narrative skill that its hero is in many languages a common proper noun. Perhaps as a consequence, its meaning has been the subject of continuing dispute, and its author has been called everything from sentimental to mad. Swift died in Dublin and was buried next to his beloved "Stella.

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