A Modest Proposal and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) by Jonathan Swift 0140436421 9780140436426
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A new selection of works by Britains foremost prose satirist Easing poverty in Ireland by eating the children of the poor was the satirical solution suggested by Jonathan Swift in his essay A Modest Proposal (1729). Here Swift unleashes the full power of his ironic armory and corrosive wit, striking his targets-the ruling class and avaricious landlords-with deadly precision. This masterly essay is accompanied by a generous selection of prose works, among them humorous pamphlets critiquing British rule in his native Ireland, articles and correspondence, a loving eulogy to his beloved Stella, the daughter of a house servant whom he mentored, and pieces on such diverse subjects as the nature of broomsticks, the joys of punning, and comical rules for servants.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 412

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 2009-12-29

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