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Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society, Gulliver's Travels is a fascinating blend of travelogue, realism, symbolism, and fantastic voyage—all with a serious philosophical intent.
Shipwrecked and cast adrift, English surgeon Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters—with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos—give him new, bitter insights into human behavior.
Jonathan Swift's savage satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.
Running time 11 hrs