Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and clergyman who is famous for his satires, including A MODEST PROPOSAL and his adventure/political satire GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. A clergyman by training, Swift took to writing pamphlets in support of the Irish and became perhaps the most well known satirist in the English-speaking world.
Gulliver's Travels & A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swiftby Jonathan Swift
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GULLIVER'S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD is a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travelers' tales" literary genre, popular during the lifetime of Jonathan Swift. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS is widely considered Swift's greatest work as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature.
This edition also includes the satirical essay A MODEST PROPOSAL, in which Swift mocks British policy toward Ireland and the attitudes of the rich against the poor through a seemingly serious proposal: that poor Irish children be sold as food to the rich. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.
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