Gulliver’s Travels


Title: Gulliver’s Travels
Author: Jonathan Swift
Finished: August 14
Pages: 336
Publisher: Penguin Classics, Revised Edition
Publish Year: 2003
ISBN: 0141439491

Not one of my favorite classic stories and not at all what I expected. Of course, being Jonathan Swift who also wrote “A Modest Proposal”, it was bound to be a very strange journey into different lands created in the mind of Swift only and no one else. I found it hard to read because of the made of people and language that was not only hard to pronounce but follow along with Gulliver as he made he journey through the different lands. Trying to discern between the different people he encountered was hard enough without figuring in the time span as well.

I found it hard to believe that a man would travel as much and encounter this many extravagant creatures within the span of his life, leaving his happy wife at home with all their children. What wife would just accept that from her husband. I guess it is fiction but I found it tedious and long and drawn out and nothing I really enjoyed much of.

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