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Oct 19, 2008 7:49 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
Is this story of huge people visiting midgets?


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 7:50 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
tinymac
tinymactinymachilversum, North Holland Netherlands35 Threads 2,539 Posts
bellbottom13: Is this story of huge people visiting midgets?


kunal


yep - thats what its about
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Oct 19, 2008 7:51 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
bellbottom13: Is this story of huge people visiting midgets?


kunal




Nope...I have only read Gilly's travels....but they're along the same lines...tinfoil hat transport tinfoil hat laugh
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Oct 19, 2008 7:53 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
I thought the liliputs were from china, the blefuscu were from east india and gulliver was from ???


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 7:54 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
Estonia!


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 7:56 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
Where is atlantis then???


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 7:57 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
Did Russians swam out of the seas??? Even Dolphins obey them???



kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 8:13 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
What about sea mermaids???


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 8:14 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
jbibiza
jbibizajbibizaIbiza, Balearic Islands Spain133 Threads 6 Polls 7,679 Posts
Whats the point of this thread? confused dunno
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Oct 19, 2008 8:35 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
Just making things funny!


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 8:38 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
tinymac: yep - thats what its about


scold Oooo.... naughty!! rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 19, 2008 8:41 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
Oh! i would like to read stories about love!


kunal
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Oct 19, 2008 8:55 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
To the OP....

The book is commonly regarded as a children's book, though it, in fact, has many political inferences. There is also thought to be many elements of inspiration for the book resulting from the taking of hallucingenic drugs commonly used at that time. Other books such as "Alice in Wonderland" are also believed to stem from the author's "less lucid" moments....

It is a great book.... you should read it!! thumbs up
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Oct 19, 2008 9:11 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
arabella
arabellaarabellaNear Farmington, Maine USA110 Threads 2 Polls 7,814 Posts
roseofsharon: It is a great book.... you should read it!!



Like she said....read the book sigh
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Oct 19, 2008 9:57 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
phoenix
phoenixphoenixparis, Ile-de-France France103 Threads 4 Polls 5,247 Posts
roseofsharon: To the OP....

The book is commonly regarded as a children's book, though it, in fact, has many political inferences. There is also thought to be many elements of inspiration for the book resulting from the taking of hallucingenic drugs commonly used at that time. Other books such as "Alice in Wonderland" are also believed to stem from the author's "less lucid" moments....

It is a great book.... you should read it!!


Mr Swift got the idea for the book while sitting on the CaveHill on the outskirts of North Belfast many moons ago and it's origin's had nothing to do with LSD.....

From my good friend Mr Wikipedia...

Composition and history

It is uncertain exactly when Swift started writing Gulliver's Travels, but some sources suggest as early as 1713 when Swift, Gay, Pope, Arbuthnott and others formed the Scriblerus Club, with the aim of satirising then-popular literary genres. Swift, runs the theory, was charged with writing the memoirs of the club's imaginary author, Martinus Scriblerus. It is known from Swift's correspondence that the composition proper began in 1720 with the mirror-themed parts I and II written first, Part IV next in 1723 and Part III written in 1724, but amendments were made even while Swift was writing Drapier's Letters. By August 1725 the book was completed, and as Gulliver's Travels was a transparently anti-Whig satire it is likely that Swift had the manuscript copied so his handwriting could not be used as evidence if a prosecution should arise (as had happened in the case of some of his Irish pamphlets). In March 1726 Swift travelled to London to have his work published; the manuscript was secretly delivered to the publisher Benjamin Motte, who used five printing houses to speed production and avoid piracy. Motte, recognising a bestseller but fearing prosecution, simply cut or altered the worst offending passages (such as the descriptions of the court contests in Lilliput or the rebellion of Lindalino), added some material in defense of Queen Anne to book II, and published it anyway. The first edition was released in two volumes on October 26, 1726, priced 8s. 6d. The book was an instant sensation and sold out its first run in less than a week..............
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Oct 19, 2008 9:59 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
roseofsharon: To the OP....

The book is commonly regarded as a children's book, though it, in fact, has many political inferences. There is also thought to be many elements of inspiration for the book resulting from the taking of hallucingenic drugs commonly used at that time. Other books such as "Alice in Wonderland" are also believed to stem from the author's "less lucid" moments....

It is a great book.... you should read it!!


Ah, but that drug usage inspired some great writing! I loved both of these as a child!

Yes, if you haven't done so yet, read the books! They're great even for an adult.
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Oct 19, 2008 10:01 AM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
phoenix: Mr Swift got the idea for the book while sitting on the CaveHill on the outskirts of North Belfast many moons ago and it's origin's had nothing to do with LSD.....

From my good friend Mr Wikipedia...




Cool, Phoenix...thank you for the info! thumbs up
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Oct 19, 2008 1:36 PM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
roseofsharon
roseofsharonroseofsharonmanchester, Hampshire, England UK70 Threads 3 Polls 11,702 Posts
phoenix: Mr Swift got the idea for the book while sitting on the CaveHill on the outskirts of North Belfast many moons ago and it's origin's had nothing to do with LSD.....

From my good friend Mr Wikipedia...

Composition and history

It is uncertain exactly when Swift started writing Gulliver's Travels, but some sources suggest as early as 1713 when Swift, Gay, Pope, Arbuthnott and others formed the Scriblerus Club, with the aim of satirising then-popular literary genres. Swift, runs the theory, was charged with writing the memoirs of the club's imaginary author, Martinus Scriblerus. It is known from Swift's correspondence that the composition proper began in 1720 with the mirror-themed parts I and II written first, Part IV next in 1723 and Part III written in 1724, but amendments were made even while Swift was writing Drapier's Letters. By August 1725 the book was completed, and as Gulliver's Travels was a transparently anti-Whig satire it is likely that Swift had the manuscript copied so his handwriting could not be used as evidence if a prosecution should arise (as had happened in the case of some of his Irish pamphlets) . In March 1726 Swift travelled to London to have his work published; the manuscript was secretly delivered to the publisher Benjamin Motte, who used five printing houses to speed production and avoid piracy. Motte, recognising a bestseller but fearing prosecution, simply cut or altered the worst offending passages (such as the descriptions of the court contests in Lilliput or the rebellion of Lindalino), added some material in defense of Queen Anne to book II, and published it anyway. The first edition was released in two volumes on October 26, 1726, priced 8s. 6d. The book was an instant sensation and sold out its first run in less than a week..............


I have studied both books mentioned AND their authors extensively, amongst others, AND without the use of your good friend (and perhaps only?) Mr Wikipedia....

I did post in English so I don't understand the difficulty in understanding it, you may want to read it again?? Do please let me know if I can offer further clarity, my friend....

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Oct 19, 2008 1:37 PM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
stooie1971
stooie1971stooie1971Las America's, Canary Islands Spain131 Threads 3 Polls 3,571 Posts
Naw he post random stuff here............... Gulliverloves69


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Oct 19, 2008 1:46 PM CST Have u read Gulliver's travels?
bellbottom13
bellbottom13bellbottom13new york, Pennsylvania USA27 Threads 142 Posts
I don't care who js was! - kunal
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