meno pesante di quel che pensavo. tolte le prime due parti ambientate a lilliput e nella terra dei giganti, note, il resto non lo conoscevo e mi è piaciuto. è un libro interessante perché Swift attraverso i viaggi assurdi del suo protagonista mette in luce pregi e difetti della società inglese del tempo. l'ho trovato arguto. bella lettura....Continua
Questo libro narra le due principali avventure di Gulliver immaginate dal capo Jonatan Swift. La prima avventura Gulliver approda in un'isola dove vivono dei nani piccolissimi, lui dopo una lunga avventura con una nave costruita dai nani parte e approda in un'isola di giganti che mangiano qualsiasi cosa che approda nella loro isola. E dopo una notte.......Continua
this book is about a man who works in ships and after a shipwreck he finds himself in an island where people are tiny tiny. Then he finds an island where people are giants and so on. I really recommend this book because it's very gripping and challenging so I liked very much it....Continua
The actual version being read is a volume from the Great Books of the Western World series.
Wow. Ed io che erroneamente lo credevo un banale classico con storie di viaggi ed avventure. Cinismo imperante, satira pungente, realismo quasi soffocante, iperbole del disgusto per la propria razza.
"In chosing persons for all employments, they have more regard to good morals than to great abilities; for, since government is necessary to mankind, they believe that the common size of human understanding is fitted to some station or other; and that Providence never intended to make the managements of public affairs a mistery to be comprehended only by a few persons of sublime genius, of which there seldom are three born in an age: but they suppose truth, justice, temperance, and the like, to be in every man's power; the practice of which virtues, assisted by experience and good intentions would qualify any man for the service of his country, except where a course of study is required. But they thought the want of moral virtues was so far from being supplied by superior endowments of the mind, that employments could never be put into such dangerous hands as those of persons so qualified, and, at least, that the mistakes committed by ignorance, in a virtuos disposition, would never be of such fatal consequence to the public weal, as the practices of a man, whose inclinations led him to be corrupt, and who had great abilities to manage, to multiply, and defend his corruptions."...Continua