A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Published as a pamphlet in 1729, this devilishly witty essay by the author of Gulliver's Travels takes the form of an economic treatise. It satirizes England's brutal exploitation of Ireland with an outlandish premise presented with mock seriousness. The notion is that Irish poverty can be corrected with a simple proposal: butcher the children of the Irish poor and sell them as food to the wealthy English.

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ISBN-13: 9781492334309
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/04/2013
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Swift (1667 -1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms-such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B. Drapier-or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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Modest Proposal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry guys i got busy in rl
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to see pundits were just as entertaining in the 1700 's as they are now
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AldenteJH More than 1 year ago
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!
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