Acclaimed illustrator James Gulliver Hancock has an obsession with re-imaging his world with his drawings. His extensive travels are a key part of his creative drive. Combined with his obsession with scale and detail, it has culminated in Gulliver's New Travels, a stunning creative colouring book that is a modern take on the 18th-century Gulliver's Travels, playing with scale as in the land of Lilliput and the giants of Brobdingnag.
into several Remote Nations of The World
A Voyage To Lilliput
By Jonathan Swift, d.d.,
Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin.
The Classic Novel
The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother's side. About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among his neighbours.
Although Mr. Gulliver was born in Nottinghamshire, where his father dwelt, yet I have heard him say his family came from Oxfordshire; to confirm which, I have observed in the churchyard at Banbury in that county, several tombs and monuments of the Gullivers.
Before he quitted Redriff, he left the custody of the following papers in my hands, with the liberty to dispose of them as I should think fit. I have carefully perused them three times. The style is very plain and simple; and the only fault I find is, that the author, after the manner of travellers, is a little too circumstantial. There is an air of truth apparent through the whole; and indeed the author was so distinguished for his veracity, that it became a sort of proverb among his neighbours at Redriff, when any one affirmed a thing, to say, it was as true as if Mr. Gulliver had spoken it.
By the advice of several worthy persons, to whom, with the author's permission, I communicated these papers, I now venture to send them into the world, hoping they may be, at least for some time, a better entertainment to our young noblemen, than the common scribbles of politics and party.
This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied. But I was resolved to fit the work as much as possible to the general capacity of readers. However, if my own ignorance in sea affairs shall have led me to commit some mistakes, I alone am answerable for them. And if any traveller hath a curiosity to see the whole work at large, as it came from the hands of the author, I will be ready to gratify him.
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A study guide companion to the acclaimed book Awakening to God--designed for small groups or for individual use.
"Traveling Streams: A Reflective Journey" presents a collection of observations, poems, and short stories-all inspired by traveling to or living in different cities around the world, such as Paris, Chicago, and Boston. It reminds the observer that beauty is always around for those who simply take a second look. It shows how every place has its own gifts and energies. "Window Washer Bravado #1 Yesterday, while working on Michigan Avenue, I looked out of my window because I saw this rope hanging from the building. Later, I noticed that it was actually a pulley! Then, I saw that is was a man sitting on a small board cleaning the windows of the building, one pane at a time! I looked closer and noted the precision with which he worked. He looked like he could have been in his thirties. I felt," That is so brave to take on job like that!" And here we are, afraid to do the small things in life. This man puts his life on the line every day! It taught me a lesson: Forge ahead with courage; it could always be worse. Hats off to the window washers of skyscrapers!"
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