Retail pak HighBridge Classics 1997
CS ISBN 1565111974 $16.95 Two cassettes
Swift framed an incisive parody of his times in the form of the first-person travel book popular in his day. Instead of exotic ports of call, Gulliver chances upon -- but who doesn't know the general thrust of the tale? And the general thrust is about all we get in this abridgment. Less than meaningless today, the satire has been pared down to emphasize its fantastic and adventurous elements. The diction being beyond most modern kids, this is an ably read costume romance for adults. Those wishing to get the jokes should find the Norton annotated edition of the text. Y.R. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 97]
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