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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings (Quirky Classics) (Paperback)

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In response to the dire economic conditions in eighteenth-century Ireland, A Modest Proposal ironically exhorts the poor to provide their offspring as food to the rich. Skilfully applying a wealth of classical rhetorical techniques, Swift's satirical tour de force takes a savage swipe at the selfishness of the ruling classes and the heartlessness of the various utilitarian solutions put forward by contemporary thinkers.

In addition to this seminal piece, this volume includes other humorous and polemical writings – which, taken together, provide an invaluable introduction to Swift as a master satirist and pamphleteer.

About the Author


Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 20, 1667. He was best known for his political satire in pieces such as A Modest Proposal and Gulliver’s Travels. After spending his youth in London, he returned to Dublin to serve as the Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He died on October 19, 1745.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781847497475
ISBN-10: 1847497470
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: March 19th, 2019
Pages: 128
Series: Quirky Classics
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