A Modest Proposal [NOOK Book]

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Possibly Swift's most well-known essay, A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay and a humorous read for those interested.
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Overview

Possibly Swift's most well-known essay, A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay and a humorous read for those interested.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780007281
  • Publisher: Deadtree Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 13 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Swift was born on November 30, 1667, in Dublin, Ireland, the second child and only son in the family. His father died before he was born and his mother moved to England. His family was related to Sir Walter Raleigh and William Shakespeare.
Left in the care of his wealthy Uncle Godwin, he was sent to Kilkenny College and then Dublin University. Later, his mother helped him get a job as an assistant of Sir William Temple, who sent him to London to meet with King William III.
Jonathan earned his Master's Degree in 1692 from Oxford, then left to become an ordained priest. He proposed to a woman named Jane Waring, but she refused him and he returned to work with Temple, who died in 1699.
It is rumored that Swift was married to Esther Johnson in 1716, but she was 16 years younger than him and it has never been proven. In 1704, he began to develop a reputation as a writer, also becoming politically active.
It was in 1726, that Swift published "Gulliver's Travels," which became an instant hit, with multiple printings. In 1742, he suffered a stroke losing the ability to speak, and began to go insane.
Swift died on October 19, 1745, at the age of 77, in Dublin. There was a public viewing for the people of Dublin and he was buried in his own cathedral next to Esther. Most of his fortune went to found a hospital for the mentally ill. It opened in 1757 and still exists today.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    I thought this was the actual book. I purchased it in Nook forma

    I thought this was the actual book. I purchased it in Nook format. Seriously disappointed. 22 pages & it's just an overview. It's only a buck but that's crap.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

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    A comedic reference

    This book has a shocking overture to it and had my head spinning by page five with the disolutions ofnthis man...amazing book one for parties!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    WOW

    This is an amazing book. we read it in school and it seems to me that this man thought very strongly for the government. obviously, but he shows the ups and downs of the government and exctly how he feels about it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Aurora

    Smiles. "He's a great kid. Plus he likes cookies. And I like cookies."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Davd

    Chuckles" well you certainly have alot in common!" Lifts fin off of his back" i know"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Finny

    Clkmbs onto davids back" your my friend to you know"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Cassi

    she looked at him. How the he<3>ll did you get in here. The tardis door is deadlock sealed (you cant pick it. I made sure of that. Not even the doctor could breach this tardis with his idiotic screwdriver can get in) and the tardis would never let you in. Especially not here...... no one is allowed in here except me. Ever. Even when i was just a couple thousand years old, back on jesthiva, my twin sister wasnt allowed in here. The royal familys personal chambers were never to be disturbed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Halarious

    Glad to see pundits were just as entertaining in the 1700 's as they are now

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