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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Eden Giuliano And The Lilliput Players Release Date: 01/06/2021

Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the 'travelers' tales' literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature Produced by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Garret Giuliano ©2021 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) 2021 Eden Garret Giuliano Eden Giuliano is a well-known actor, model, narrator, and champion gymnast. He makes his home in Bangkok

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BBC Classics: Adventure Collection: Gulliver’s Travels, Kidnapped, The Sign of Four, The War of the

BBC Classics: Adventure Collection: Gulliver’s Travels, Kidnapped, The Sign of Four, The War of the

Unabridged readings of five gripping adventure stories This thrilling anthology contains five action-packed tales of incredible journeys, a murderous treasure hunt, invaders from outer space and international espionage - all read in full by some of the very best voice actors. With over 33 hours of exciting listening, tracked by chapter, let yourself get carried away with these classic adventures. Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift's dark satire following Lemuel Gulliver's fantastical travels through strange and exotic lands. Read by Tony Turner. Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of David Balfour's youthful adventures on the high seas and across the Scottish Highlands. Read by Kenny Blyth. The Sign of the Four Arthur Conan Doyle's intriguing locked-room mystery follows Holmes and Watson as they uncover a murky tale of theft, betrayal and greed. Read by Kenny Blyth. The War of the Worlds HG Wells' iconic sci-fi story about the battle to save Earth from a Martian invasion. Read by Michael Bertenshaw. The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan's stirring tale of derring-do, secrets and spies set in the shadows of war. Read by Kenny Blyth. Credits: Gulliver's Travels Read by Tony Turner Produced by Ross Burman First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 1 November 2019 Kidnapped Read by Kenny Blyth Produced by Ciaran Bermingham First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 24 August 2019 The Sign of the Four Read by Kenny Blyth Produced by Ciaran Bermingham First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 22 August 2019 The War of the Worlds Read by Michael Bertenshaw Produced by Martha Littlehailes First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 23 August 2019 The Thirty-Nine Steps Read by Kenny Blyth Produced by Karen Holden First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 1 November 2019 (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: John Gonzalez Release Date: 01/05/2021

A Modest Proposal is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. In English writing, the phrase 'a modest proposal' is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire. Swift goes to great lengths to support his argument, including a list of possible preparation styles for the children, and calculations showing the financial benefits of his suggestion. He uses methods of argument throughout his essay which lampoon the then-influential William Petty and the social engineering popular among followers of Francis Bacon. These lampoons include appealing to the authority of 'a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London' and 'the famous Psalmanazar, a native of the island Formosa' (who had already confessed to not being from Formosa in 1706). As part of our mission to publish great works of literary fiction and nonfiction, Sheba Blake Publishing Corp. is extremely dedicated to bringing to the forefront the amazing works of long dead and truly talented authors.

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The Great Audiobook Box of Adventure Stories: Famous tales and myths for young listeners

The Great Audiobook Box of Adventure Stories: Famous tales and myths for young listeners

A great collection of tales of myths is presented here: The Trojan War and the tales of brave Ulysses, The adventures of King Arthur and Merlin and the Holy Grail, Tales from 1,001 night with Aladdin, Ali Baba, and others, Gulliver's travels to Lilliput, and many other tales and stories like The wild swans, The snow queen, The bronze ring, The history of Jack the giant-killer, and many more! Included: A pdf document with track list!

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Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)

Gulliver's Travels (Unabridged)

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Peter Silverleaf Release Date: 01/11/2020

'Gulliver's Travels' is a novel by Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a prose satire of 1726 by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirising both human nature and the 'travellers' tales' literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Swift claimed that he wrote Gulliver's Travels 'to vex the world rather than divert it'.

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Gullivers Reisen - Gekürzte Ausgabe (Gekürzt)

Gullivers Reisen - Gekürzte Ausgabe (Gekürzt)

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Karlheinz Gabor Release Date: 01/11/2020

Gullivers Reisen ist ein satirischer Roman des irischen Schriftstellers, anglikanischen Priesters und Politikers Jonathan Swift. In der Originalfassung besteht der Roman aus vier Teilen. In anschaulicher Erzählweise bringt Swift seine Verbitterung über zeitgenössische Missstände und seine Auffassung von der Relativität der menschlichen Werte zum Ausdruck. Durch die anschauliche Erzählweise der zweiteiligen Kinderbuchausgabe, in welcher Gulliver erst das Land der Zwerge entdeckt und dann im Land der Riesen landet, und in der die sozialkritischen und satirischen Positionen fehlen, wurde das Werk zu einem weltbekannten Jugendbuch. Der Roman ist, nach Campanellas Civitas solis und Bacons Nova Atlantis, der Höhepunkt einer im Gegensatz zu religiösen Entwürfen stehenden Gattung, die ohne unmittelbare Wirklichkeitsansprüche Bilder einer idealen Gesellschaft zum Thema haben.

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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Seth Thompson Release Date: 01/10/2020

Enjoy the adventures of Lemuel Gulliver in Jonathan Swift’s blend of fantasy, action, and satire in Gulliver’s Travels. Gulliver’s Travels takes readers on an adventure to fictional and real place in the world, with fantastical elements such as a society of tiny people, flying cities, and the ghosts of ancient world leaders. Gulliver’s adventure takes him all over, and each location is uniquely themed and satirizes themes from our real world. Swift uses satire to analyze and critique human nature, the humanities, monarchies and governments, and more. Often listed among the world’s most read books, this classic captures the imagination and gives readers much to ponder and interpret through a modern lens.

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The British Short Story - A Chronological History

The British Short Story - A Chronological History

Author: Aphra Behn, D H Lawrence, Jonathan Swift Narrator: David Shaw-Parker, Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley Release Date: 01/10/2020

These British Isles, moored across from mainland Europe, are more often seen as a world unto themselves. Restless and creative, they often warred amongst themselves until they began a global push to forge a World Empire of territory, of trade and of language.Here our ambitions are only of the literary kind. These shores have mustered many masters of literature. So this anthology's boundaries includes only those authors who were born in the British Isles - which as a geographical definition is the UK mainland and the island of Ireland - and wrote in a familiar form of English.Whilst Daniel Defoe is the normal starting point we begin a little earlier with Aphra Behn, an equally colourful character as well as an astonishing playwright and poet. And this is how we begin to differentiate our offering; both in scope, in breadth and in depth. These islands have raised and nurtured female authors of the highest order and rank and more often than not they have been sidelined or ignored in favour of that other gender which usually gets the plaudits and the royalties.Way back when it was almost immoral that a woman should write. A few pages of verse might be tolerated but anything else brought ridicule and shame. That seems unfathomable now but centuries ago women really were chattel, with marriage being, as the Victorian author Charlotte Smith boldly stated 'legal prostitution'. Some of course did find a way through - Jane Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf but for many others only by changing their names to that of men was it possible to get their book to publication and into a readers hands. Here we include George Eliot and other examples.We add further depth with many stories by authors who were famed and fawned over in their day. Some wrote only a hidden gem or two before succumbing to poverty and death. There was no second career as a game show guest, reality TV contestant or youtuber. They remain almost forgotten outposts of talent who never prospered despite devoted hours of pen and brain.Keeping to a chronological order helps us to highlight how authors through the ages played around with characters and narrative to achieve distinctive results across many scenarios, many styles and many genres. The short story became a sort of literary laboratory, an early disruptor, of how to present and how to appeal to a growing audience as a reflection of social and societal changes. Was this bound to happen or did a growing population that could read begin to influence rather than just accept?Moving through the centuries we gather a groundswell of authors as we hit the Victorian Age - an age of physical mass communication albeit only on an actual printed page. An audience was offered a multitude of forms: novels (both whole and in serialised form) essays, short stories, poems all in weekly, monthly and quarterly form. Many of these periodicals were founded or edited by literary behemoths from Dickens and Thackeray through to Jerome K Jerome and, even some female editors including Ethel Colburn Mayne, Alice Meynell and Ella D'Arcy.Now authors began to offer a wider, more diverse choice from social activism and justice - and injustice to cutting stories of manners and principles. From many forms of comedy to mental meltdowns, from science fiction to unrequited heartache. If you can imagine it an author probably wrote it. At the end of the 19th Century bestseller lists and then prizes, such as the Nobel and Pulitzer, helped focus an audience's attention to a books literary merit and sales worth. Previously coffeehouses, Imperial trade, unscrupulous overseas printers ignoring copyright restrictions, publishers with their book lists as an appendix and the gossip and interchange of polite society had been the main avenues to secure sales and profits. Within these volumes are 151 authors and 161 miniature masterpieces of a few pages that contain story arcs, narratives, characters and happenings that pull you one way and push you another. Literature for the ears, the heart, the very soul. As the world changed and reshaped itself our species continued to generate words, phrases and stories in testament of the human condition. This collection has a broad sweep and an inclusive nature and whilst you will find gems by D H Lawrence, G K Chesterton, Anthony Trollope, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker and many, many others you'll also find oddballs such as Lewis Carroll and W S Gilbert. Take time to discover the black humour of Violet Hunt, the short story craft of Edith Nesbit and Amy Levy, and ask why you haven't read enough of Ella D'Arcy, Mary Butts and Dorothy Edwards.

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The British Short Story - Volume 1 - Aphra Behn to Mary Shelley

The British Short Story - Volume 1 - Aphra Behn to Mary Shelley

Author: Aphra Behn, Jonathan Swift, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe Release Date: 01/10/2020

These British Isles, moored across from mainland Europe, are more often seen as a world unto themselves. Restless and creative, they often warred amongst themselves until they began a global push to forge a World Empire of territory, of trade and of language.Here our ambitions are only of the literary kind. These shores have mustered many masters of literature. So this anthology's boundaries includes only those authors who were born in the British Isles - which as a geographical definition is the UK mainland and the island of Ireland - and wrote in a familiar form of English.Whilst Daniel Defoe is the normal starting point we begin a little earlier with Aphra Behn, an equally colourful character as well as an astonishing playwright and poet. And this is how we begin to differentiate our offering; both in scope, in breadth and in depth. These islands have raised and nurtured female authors of the highest order and rank and more often than not they have been sidelined or ignored in favour of that other gender which usually gets the plaudits and the royalties.Way back when it was almost immoral that a woman should write. A few pages of verse might be tolerated but anything else brought ridicule and shame. That seems unfathomable now but centuries ago women really were chattel, with marriage being, as the Victorian author Charlotte Smith boldly stated 'legal prostitution'. Some of course did find a way through - Jane Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf but for many others only by changing their names to that of men was it possible to get their book to publication and into a readers hands. Here we include George Eliot and other examples.We add further depth with many stories by authors who were famed and fawned over in their day. Some wrote only a hidden gem or two before succumbing to poverty and death. There was no second career as a game show guest, reality TV contestant or youtuber. They remain almost forgotten outposts of talent who never prospered despite devoted hours of pen and brain.Keeping to a chronological order helps us to highlight how authors through the ages played around with characters and narrative to achieve distinctive results across many scenarios, many styles and many genres. The short story became a sort of literary laboratory, an early disruptor, of how to present and how to appeal to a growing audience as a reflection of social and societal changes. Was this bound to happen or did a growing population that could read begin to influence rather than just accept?Moving through the centuries we gather a groundswell of authors as we hit the Victorian Age - an age of physical mass communication albeit only on an actual printed page. An audience was offered a multitude of forms: novels (both whole and in serialised form) essays, short stories, poems all in weekly, monthly and quarterly form. Many of these periodicals were founded or edited by literary behemoths from Dickens and Thackeray through to Jerome K Jerome and, even some female editors including Ethel Colburn Mayne, Alice Meynell and Ella D'Arcy.Now authors began to offer a wider, more diverse choice from social activism and justice - and injustice to cutting stories of manners and principles. From many forms of comedy to mental meltdowns, from science fiction to unrequited heartache. If you can imagine it an author probably wrote it. At the end of the 19th Century bestseller lists and then prizes, such as the Nobel and Pulitzer, helped focus an audience's attention to a books literary merit and sales worth. Previously coffeehouses, Imperial trade, unscrupulous overseas printers ignoring copyright restrictions, publishers with their book lists as an appendix and the gossip and interchange of polite society had been the main avenues to secure sales and profits.

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Die Reise in das Land der Houyhnhnms (Ungekürzt)

Die Reise in das Land der Houyhnhnms (Ungekürzt)

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Karlheinz Gabor Release Date: 01/10/2020

Nachdem Gulliver fünf Monate zu Hause gewesen war, zieht es ihn erneut aufs Meer, diesmal als Kapitän eines Schiffes. Auf See aber kommt es zur Meuterei und Gulliver wird von den Meuterern an einem unbekannten Strand ausgesetzt. Auf einem Feld sieht er Tiere mit langem Haar an Kopf, Brust und Bärten, wie Ziegen ihn tragen. Als Gulliver seinen Weg fortsetzt, trifft er auf eine der widerwärtigen Kreaturen; er zieht seinen Säbel, schlägt das Tier mit der flachen Seite, so dass es brüllt, worauf die Herde vom Feld auf Gulliver zukommt und ihn mit Fäkalien besudelt. Plötzlich aber laufen sie davon, offenbar von einem Pferd verscheucht. Dieses und ein weiteres Pferd betrachten Gulliver aufmerksam und unterhalten sich wiehernd über ihn. Eines der Pferde führt Gulliver zu einem Haus, in dem er zu seiner Überraschung keineswegs Menschen findet, sondern Pferde.

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Die Reise nach Brobdingnag (Ungekürzt)

Die Reise nach Brobdingnag (Ungekürzt)

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Karlheinz Gabor Release Date: 01/10/2020

In Brobdingnag sind nicht nur die Menschen riesig, sondern auch die ganze Natur ist hier viel größer als Lemuel Gulliver selbst. Von einem schweren Sturm vom Kurs abgetrieben, legt das Beiboot seines Schiffes an einer Insel an, um Frischwasser zu holen. Gullivers Gefährten flüchten vor einem Riesen und lassen ihn zurück, worauf er bald von Einheimischen entdeckt wird. Die Durchschnittsgröße der riesigen Inselbewohner beträgt ungefähr 18 Meter. Von einem Pächter wird Gulliver zunächst gegen Geld ausgestellt, bevor er an das Königshaus in Lorbrulgrud, der Hauptstadt von Brobdingnag, verkauft wird. Gulliver trägt aufgrund seiner geringen Körpergröße zur Hofbelustigung bei, wird jedoch mit Achtung behandelt. Gulliver erzählt dem König von seiner Heimat England und von den Verhältnissen im derzeitigen Europa, was beim König viel Kritik hervorruft. Gulliver wäre bereit, dem König das Geheimnis der Herstellung von Schwarzpulver zu offenbaren, doch dieser lehnt das empört ab. Als sich Gulliver nahe der Küste aufhält, wird die Schachtel, die Gulliver zum Reisen dient, von einem Adler auf das offene Meer hinausgetragen. Nachdem der Adler die Schachtel fallengelassen hat, wird Gulliver von Menschen seiner Welt auf einem ganz normal großen Schiff gerettet.

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Die Reise nach Laputa und Lagado (Ungekürzt)

Die Reise nach Laputa und Lagado (Ungekürzt)

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Karlheinz Gabor Release Date: 01/10/2020

Als Gulliver wieder in England weilt, bittet ihn ein Besucher, mit ihm an Bord seines Schiffes zu reisen. Gulliver ist einverstanden. Doch das Schiff wird von Piraten überfallen. Ein christlicher holländischer Pirat will Gulliver ins Meer werfen lassen, doch der japanische Hauptmann sorgt dafür, dass er am Leben bleibt. Gulliver sagt, dass er mehr Gnade bei einem Heiden, als bei einem Mit-Christen fand. Gulliver wird in einem Boot mit Proviant ausgesetzt. Er kommt an einigen Inseln vorbei und geht schließlich bei einer an Land. Da bemerkt er, dass die Sonne seltsam verdunkelt ist. Der Grund dafür ist, dass sich in der Luft eine schwebende Insel befindet, die voller Menschen ist. Gulliver macht durch Rufen auf sich aufmerksam und man lässt eine Kette herab, an der er hinaufgezogen wird. Oben findet er seltsame Leute, die alle den Kopf zur einen oder anderen Seite neigen und mit einem Auge nach innen, mit dem anderen nach oben blicken. Der Geist dieser Leute ist so von Spekulationen eingenommen, dass sie ohne eine äußere Berührung an den Sprech- bzw. Hörorganen weder sprechen noch zuhören können. Deshalb gibt es Diener, die ein Gespräch fördern, indem sie das Ohr des Zuhörers wie den Mund des Sprechers mit einer Klatsche schlagen, damit deren Geist nicht fortwandert. Gulliver wird zu dem König gebracht, doch müssen die beiden feststellen, dass sie keine gemeinsame Sprache sprechen. So wird ein Lehrer angestellt, um Gulliver zu unterrichten. Gulliver erfährt, dass die schwebende kreisförmige Insel Laputa heißt und 10.000 Acre (4046,799 ha) groß ist. In der Mitte hat sie einen Magneten, durch dessen Kraft die Insel bewegt wird. Wenn der König eine Gegend auf der darunterliegenden Insel Balnibarbi bestrafen will, braucht er nur die schwebende Insel über sie zu führen und ihr dadurch Sonne und Regen zu nehmen. Da die Bewohner Laputas vornehmlich an Mathematik und Musik interessiert sind, fühlt sich Gulliver bald vernachlässigt. Er richtet deshalb ein Gesuch an den König und wird auf einem Berg Balnibarbis abgesetzt.

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