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Swift, Jonathan

A Modest Proposal

Swift, Jonathan - A Modest Proposal, ebook

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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)
Publisher
Saga Egmont
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Svenska Ljud Classica
Page amount
79 pages
Category
Novels
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9789176393413

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