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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
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Mar 20, 2012

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bookshelves: young-adult-children, 50-books-lists, fiction, 1001-adult, classics, fantasy, yearly-challenge, 1001-child, re-reads
Read 3 times. Last read March 20, 2012 to May 9, 2012.


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Jonathan Swift
“And he gave it for his opinion, "that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.”
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift
“Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.”
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
Finished Reading
March 20, 2012 – Started Reading
March 20, 2012 – Shelved
March 20, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult-children
March 20, 2012 – Shelved as: 50-books-lists
March 20, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
March 20, 2012 – Shelved as: 1001-adult
April 7, 2012 –
page 56
20.59% "Loved this as a child, but rereading it has caused me to rethink it. Lilliput was just too weird."
April 18, 2012 –
page 66
May 5, 2012 –
page 119
May 8, 2012 –
page 204
75.0% "I don't remember all the Crudity before. :( I wonder why my mom let me read it."
May 9, 2012 –
page 272
100.0% "I remembered the Lilliputians, the Brobdingnag and the Houyhnhnms but I do not remember ever reading about the scientists of Laputa. The stories I remember also didn't have the crudity of this version. I must have read an abridged version as a child. Jonathan Swift was suppose to be a minister and he talked like this? I wouldn't have attended his church!"
May 9, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 14, 2012 – Shelved as: classics
April 9, 2013 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 1, 2014 – Shelved as: yearly-challenge
December 1, 2014 – Shelved as: 1001-child
June 27, 2015 – Shelved as: re-reads

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