[PDF+CD] Macmillan Readers Starter Level - Gullivers Travels In Lilliput

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    "Gulliver's Travels" is arguably the greatest work on satire written in the English language, but while it might look like a children's book it is not really one. In "Gulliver in Lilliput" the first part of Jonathan Swift's story is retold by Margaret Hodges. This covers Gulliver's shipwreck, his being captured by the miniature Lilliputians, his involvement in the war with Blefuscu, and, in an effort to provide narrative completeness, with return to England. Hodges gets high marks for adapting the story to younger readers, now presented as a children's tale, without completely watering down Swift's sharp satire, although clearly this version emphasizes more of a sense of fun for the proceedings. Hodges is providing an abbreviated version of the original, yet she has managed to keep the important details while working in some of Swift's original language, such as what the Lilliputians say in their own language. Those who have read the original will be impressed with this retelling of the first part of the classic story.
    • Series: Macmillan Reader
    • Paperback
    • Publisher: Macmillan Education (January 1, 2008)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0230026761
    • ISBN-13: 978-0230026766
    • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.1 x 7.8 inches
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