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SWIFT, J.: Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)

    

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SWIFT, J.: Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   The Publisher to the Reader 00:03:07
2.   A Letter from Captain Gulliver to his Cousin Sympson 00:05:26
3.   I find likewise that your printer has been so careless… 00:03:58
4.   Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput - Chapter 1 00:05:27
5.   The declivity was so small that I walked near a mile… 00:05:16
6.   But I should have mentioned, that before the principal… 00:07:11
7.   It seems that, upon the first moment I was discovered… 00:06:18
8.   Chapter 2 00:07:15
9.   Towards night, I got with some difficulty into my house… 00:04:34
10.   He desired I would not take it ill, if he gave orders… 00:07:15
11.   When this inventory was read over to the emperor… 00:03:26
12.   Chapter 3 00:06:17
13.   When I had finished my work, I desired… 00:05:58
14.   But because the reader may be curious to have some idea… 00:05:07
15.   Chapter 4 00:02:00


Disc 2

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   The emperor's palace is in the centre of the city… 00:03:33
2.   He began with compliments on my liberty… 00:06:24
3.   Chapter 5 00:04:57
4.   The emperor and his whole court stood on the shore… 00:04:45
5.   It is to be observed, that these ambassadors spoke… 00:04:57
6.   Chapter 6 00:06:02
7.   In choosing persons for all employments, they have more regard… 00:06:11
8.   In the female nurseries, the young girls of quality… 00:04:30
9.   I had three hundred cooks to dress my victuals… 00:05:26
10.   Chapter 7 00:05:56
11.   In the several debates upon this impeachment… 00:05:50
12.   'In three days, your friend the secretary…' 00:06:10
13.   Chapter 8 00:06:08
14.   These considerations moved me to hasten my departure… 00:07:33


Disc 3

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   Part 2: A Voyage to Brobdingnag - Chapter 1 00:07:00
2.   I was endeavouring to find some gap in the hedge… 00:06:36
3.   They all sat down in a circle about me… 00:06:36
4.   When dinner was almost done, the nurse came… 00:07:53
5.   Chapter 2 00:06:31
6.   I was placed upon a table in the largest room… 00:05:50
7.   Chapter 3 00:06:40
8.   His majesty sent for three great scholars… 00:07:06
9.   It is the custom that every Wednesday… 00:03:13
10.   Nothing angered and mortified me so much… 00:05:32
11.   Chapter 4 00:05:44
12.   Besides the large box in which I was usually carried… 00:05:07
13.   Chapter 5 00:04:45


Disc 4

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   I cannot tell whether I were more pleased… 00:05:16
2.   The queen, who often used to hear me talk of my sea - voyages… 00:03:45
3.   But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom… 00:07:22
4.   Chapter 6 00:04:56
5.   The king, who, as I before observed… 00:05:12
6.   When I had put an end to these long discourses… 00:04:18
7.   He fell next upon the management of our treasury… 00:06:06
8.   Chapter 7 00:05:48
9.   A strange effect of narrow principles and views! 00:04:52
10.   Their style is clear, masculine, and smooth… 00:05:02
11.   Chapter 8 00:07:06
12.   How often did I then wish myself with my dear Glumdalclitch… 00:07:00
13.   I slept some hours, but perpetually disturbed with dreams… 00:06:05
14.   The captain was very well satisfied with this… 00:06:31


Disc 5

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   Part 3: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan - Chapter 1 00:06:16
2.   The next day I sailed to another island… 00:05:46
3.   Chapter 2 00:05:50
4.   After dinner my company withdrew… 00:06:37
5.   Most of them, and especially those who deal… 00:06:25
6.   Chapter 3 00:06:06
7.   But it must be observed, that this island cannot move… 00:06:12
8.   Chapter 4 00:06:57
9.   During our journey he made me observe the several methods… 00:07:34
10.   Chapter 5 00:06:11
11.   I was complaining of a small fit of the colic… 00:05:48
12.   Six hours a day the young students were employed… 00:05:32
13.   Chapter 6 00:03:55


Disc 6

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   This project could not be of any great expense… 00:05:05
2.   To keep senators in the interest of the crown… 00:05:30
3.   Chapter 7 00:05:19
4.   After this manner we continued in the island for ten days… 00:04:15
5.   Chapter 8 00:06:54
6.   Here I discovered the roguery and ignorance… 00:07:10
7.   Chapter 9 00:03:15
8.   The despatch came from court about the time we expected. 00:04:56
9.   Chapter 10 00:07:08
10.   'I would never marry after threescore…' 00:05:58
11.   After this preface, he gave me a particular account… 00:07:55
12.   Chapter 11 00:07:59


Disc 7

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   Part 4: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms - Chapter 1 00:04:27
2.   In this desolate condition I advanced forward… 00:05:26
3.   While he and I were thus employed, another horse came up… 00:05:59
4.   Chapter 2 00:06:02
5.   The great difficulty that seemed to stick with the two horses… 00:07:18
6.   Chapter 3 00:06:52
7.   I had hitherto concealed the secret of my dress… 00:06:34
8.   Chapter 4 00:05:14
9.   It put me to the pains of many circumlocutions… 00:07:50
10.   Chapter 5 00:05:26
11.   'There is likewise a kind of beggarly princes in Europe…' 00:05:04
12.   I assured his honour, 'that the law was a science…' 00:05:43


Disc 8

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 6 00:05:50
2.   I was going on to tell him another sort of people… 00:05:41
3.   I told him, 'that a first or chief minister of state…' 00:06:25
4.   Chapter 7 00:04:42
5.   'That our institutions of government and law…' 00:05:11
6.   My master further assured me, which I also observed… 00:05:02
7.   I durst make no return to this malicious insinuation… 00:05:02
8.   Chapter 8 00:06:32
9.   As these noble Houyhnhnms are endowed by nature… 00:07:46
10.   Chapter 9 00:06:40
11.   The Houyhnhnms have no letters, and consequently… 00:06:22


Disc 9

  Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 10 00:06:29
2.   I freely confess, that all the little knowledge… 00:05:24
3.   I was struck with the utmost grief and despair… 00:06:36
4.   Chapter 11 00:05:54
5.   The ship came within half a league of this creek… 00:06:55
6.   Our voyage passed without any considerable accident… 00:06:38
7.   Chapter 12 00:04:44
8.   I am not a little pleased that this work… 00:06:11
9.   But as those countries which I have described do not appear… 00:05:20

Total Playing Time: 10:56:41






Author(s):
Swift, Jonathan

Reader(s):
Britton, Jasper

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0011

Barcode: 9781843794196

Physical Release: 2010

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