A Modest Proposal

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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Original Publish Date: Dec 17, 2013
Product Number: EB00231110
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443433785
Publisher: HarperTorch
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Published anonymously in 1729, Jonathan Swiftâ??s satirical essay, A Modest Proposal, puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies.

At its core, Swiftâ??s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliverâ??s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre.

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Author(s): Jonathan Swift
Product Number EB00680514
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627937276

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