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"Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything."
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Here comes Swift's classic tale in a gorgeous new clothbound edition. 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 brutish Yahoos - give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour. Swift's savage satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.
Reader Ratings & Reviews
The book is well written for the time. It is an engaging fantasy of thought and imagination. It is obviously meant to be written as polar opposition experiences while being written in the first-person aspect.
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