Glumdalclitch Leo Sonderegger

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Glumdalclitch  by  Leo Sonderegger

Glumdalclitch by Leo Sonderegger
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This novel set in the early 18th century follows upon, but is decidedly not intended as a sequel to, Jonathon Swifts tale of Lemuel Gullivers forced sojourn in Brobdignag-the land of giants-in Swifts satirical work popularly known as GulliversMoreThis novel set in the early 18th century follows upon, but is decidedly not intended as a sequel to, Jonathon Swifts tale of Lemuel Gullivers forced sojourn in Brobdignag-the land of giants-in Swifts satirical work popularly known as Gullivers Travels.During his time in Brobdignag, Gulliver-a six foot homunculus in a world of giants 60 to 70 feet tall-is cared for by a young woman he calls his little nurse (glumdalclitch in Brobdignagian).

After many adventures traveling about this strange country, and in the royal court, Gulliver-taken to the shore in his traveling box one day to see the ocean-is carried off by a sea eagle and lost to sight.He is rescued at sea, however, and returned to England-where he encounters a merchant vessels young captain bent on retracing Gullivers voyage to Brobdignag a generation earlier. The young captain and his crew eventually reach the land of giants, and take a prominent part in the remainder of the tale.But what of Wendeling, Gullivers little nurse?

She becomes a ward of the queen, receives an education unusual for a female in this male-dominated society, rides the kings prize filly in the countrys grueling annual long-distance race, marries her sweetheart, and emerges as the most influential woman in her native land. And in the end the tiny English sailors play a leading role in rescuing Wendelings baby, held for ransom by a rebellious evil man holed up in a mountain fastness.



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