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Swift, Jonathan

A Modest Proposal

Swift, Jonathan - A Modest Proposal, audiobook

10,75€

Audiobook
ISBN: 9789176391891

In a time when poor Irish families struggled to feed their children, Jonathan Swift wrote an essay, which he published anonymously, making a few suggestions. He called it `A Modest Proposal' (1729) or `A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making them Beneficial to the Publick.'The solution was simple: Fatten up the undernourished children and sell them as food for the rich. Everybody wins! Though written in a serious tone, the humour in this essay is undeniable, and so is its mocking of the heartless attitudes towards poor people.

Author(s)
Reader
Publisher
Saga Egmont
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Svenska Ljud Classica
Category
Novels
Format
Audiobook
Duration
00:24:49
Tracks
6

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