OLD FAIRTALES Pt. 6 - Gulliver's Travels (A Voyage to Lilliput / A Voyage to Brobdingnag)

Part 1:

The travel begins with a short preamble in which Lemuel Gulliver gives a brief outline of his life and history before his voyages.

During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a
shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less
than 6 inches (15 cm) tall, who are inhabitants of the island country of
Lilliput. After giving assurances of his good behaviour, he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the Lilliput Royal Court. He is also given permission by the King of Lilliput to go around the city on condition that he must not hurt their subjects.

At first, the Lilliputians are hospitable to Gulliver, but they
are also wary of the threat that his size poses to them. The
Lilliputians reveal themselves to be a people who put great emphasis on
trivial matters. For example, which end of an egg a person cracks
becomes the basis of a deep political rift within that nation. They are a
people who revel in displays of authority and performances of power.
Gulliver assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbours the
Blefuscudians by stealing their fleet. However, he refuses to reduce the
island nation of Blefuscu to a province of Lilliput, displeasing the
King and the royal court.

Gulliver is charged with treason for, among other crimes,
urinating in the capital though he was putting out a fire. He is
convicted and sentenced to be blinded. With the assistance of a kind
friend, "a considerable person at court", he escapes to Blefuscu. Here,
he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a
passing ship, which safely takes him back home.


Part 2:

Gulliver soon sets out again. When the sailing ship Adventure
is blown off course by storms and forced to sail for land in search of
fresh water, Gulliver is abandoned by his companions and is left on a
peninsula on the western coast of the North American continent.

The grass of that land is as tall as a tree. He is then found by a
farmer who was about 72 ft (22 m) tall, judging from Gulliver
estimating a man's step being 10 yards (9 m). He brings Gulliver home,
and the farmer's daughter Glumdalclitch cares for Gulliver. The giant-sized
farmer treats him as a curiosity and exhibits him for money. After a
while the constant shows make Gulliver sick, and the farmer sells him to
the queen of the realm. Glumdalclitch (who accompanied her father while
exhibiting Gulliver) is taken into the Queen of Brobdingnag's
service to take care of the tiny man. Since Gulliver is too small to
use their huge chairs, beds, knives and forks, the Queen of Brobdingnag
commissions a small house to be built for him so that he can be carried
around in it; this is referred to as his "travelling box".

Between small adventures such as fighting giant wasps and being carried to the roof by a monkey,
he discusses the state of Europe with the King of Brobdingnag. The King
is not happy with Gulliver's accounts of Europe, especially upon
learning of the use of guns and cannons. On a trip to the seaside, his
traveling box is seized by a giant eagle which drops Gulliver and his
box into the sea where he is picked up by some sailors who return him to
England.


Audio book and ambient soundtrack for Gulliver's Travels.

Import item from Rosmen Records.

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Price: 6.00€


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