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Gulliver's Travels Level 4 (Paperback)

Author:  Jonathan Swift Editor:  Laura Machynski
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1555760651
ISBN-13: 9781555760656
Sku: 33917948
Publish Date: 8/5/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.5H x 8.25L x 0.25T
Pages:  72
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My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the third of five sons. (from the first line)
Bring The Classics To Life. This novel has been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall specific details sequence the events draw inferences from story context develop another name for the chapter and choose the main idea. Let the Classics introduce Kipling Stevenson and H.G. Wells. Your students will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. In our society knowledge of these Classics is a cultural necessity. Improves fluency vocabulary and comprehension.
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In Swift's bitter, witty satire of the state of England in the early 18th century, his hero, Lemuel Gulliver (the epitome of the average man), becomes, as he travels, increasingly frustrated by the corruption and irrationality of the human race. This volume contains the first two of his four voyages.
Author Bio
Jonathan Swift
Swift's father died shortly before he was born, and he was sent by his mother to live with relatives. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, where his tuition was paid by a rich uncle. He went to England without finishing his M.A. degree, working as a secretary to Sir William Temple--a post he disliked but where he acquired some sophistication and culture. While there, he wrote his satirical burlesque, "A Tale of a Tub." He was ordained an Anglican priest back in Ireland, but immediately returned to England, where he became involved in the brilliant literary "coffee house" circle that included Pope, Gay, Addison, and Steele and began to publish his satirical essays in the Tatler. His Tory politics got him into trouble in England, however, when the Whigs came to power, and he returned to Ireland as Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. He was scarred by his failures in England, but he continued to write enthusiastically, producing his ironic masterpiece "A Modest Proposal" and, in 1726, his great work, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, a synthesis of his bitter, cynical wit and his optimism about the fate of mankind. It was also in Ireland that Swift became involved with the two great loves of his life, Stella and Vanessa, about both of whom little is known. Swift's health, mental and physical, declined drastically when he was in his 60s, and he died virtually insane at the age of 77. .

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"It is universally read, from the cabinet council to the nursery." - Alexander Pope
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Product attributeAge Range:   5-7 years / 8-11 years / 15 & up
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0072
Product attributePublisher:   Edcon Publishing Group
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