Gulliver's Travels

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Plain Label Books, 1 d’ag. 2011 - 204 pàgines
 

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Revisió d'Usuari  - Kaberasturi - LibraryThing

This novel adapts John Swifts famous novel for an early reader. The modernized and simplified language depicts these famous adventures of lands of talking horses, floating islands, giants and people ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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The introduction to my edition claims that "Gulliver's Travels has held our attention for nearly three centuries because of its uncanny ability to be whatever we have wanted it to be: a political book ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Pàgina 76 - that several committees of council have been lately called, in the most private manner, on your account; and it is but two days since his majesty came to a full resolution. "You are very sensible that Skyresh Bolgolam
Pàgina 82 - humbly desiring to be heard again, in answer to what the treasurer had objected, concerning the great charge his majesty was at in maintaining you, said, that his excellency, who had the sole disposal of the emperor's revenue, might easily provide against that evil, by gradually lessening your establishment; by which, for want of sufficient
Pàgina 87 - Three days after my arrival, walking out of curiosity to the northeast coast of the island, I observed, about half a league off in the sea, somewhat that looked like a boat overturned. I pulled off my shoes and stockings, and,
Pàgina 209 - They have observed ninety-three different comets, and settled their periods with great exactness. If this be true (and they affirm it with great confidence) it is much to be wished, that their observations were made public, whereby the theory of comets, which at present is very lame and defective, might be brought to the same perfection with other
Pàgina 119 - die, resolved to make as good a hand of me as he could. While he was thus reasoning and resolving with himself, a sardral, or gentleman-usher, came from court, commanding my master to carry me immediately thither for the diversion of the queen and her ladies. Some of the latter
Pàgina 187 - notwithstanding my past misfortunes, continuing as violent as ever. The only difficulty that remained, was to persuade my wife, whose consent however I at last obtained, by the prospect of advantage she proposed to her children. We set out the 5th day of August, 1706, and arrived at Fort St. George the 11th of April, 1707. We
Pàgina 332 - clothes; but by good fortune there was a small brook hard by, where I washed myself as clean as I could; although I durst not come into my master's presence until I were sufficiently aired. By what I could discover, the Yahoos appear to be the most unteachable of all animals: their
Pàgina 248 - Among others, there was one person, whose case appeared a little singular. He had a youth about eighteen years old standing by his side. He told me, "he had for many years been commander of a ship; and in the sea fight at Actium
Pàgina 76 - inquiring into the reason, he desired "I would hear him with patience, in a matter that highly concerned my honour and my life." His speech was to the following effect, for I took notes of it as soon as he left
Pàgina 245 - casta; how cruelty, falsehood, and cowardice, grew to be characteristics by which certain families are distinguished as much as by their coats of arms; who first brought the pox into a noble house, which has lineally descended

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