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A Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children Of Poor People From Being A Burden To Their Parents Or The Country, And For Making Them Beneficial To Th

Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal is one of the most notorious satirical essays in the English language. Written by Jonathan Swift and first published in 1729, the essay advocates a shocking solution to Ireland's poverty problem: selling the children of the poor as food for the rich. Swift's savage takedown of English economic policy and his biting critique of the callousness of the ruling class make this essay a timeless masterpiece of political satire. A must-read for anyone interested in the history of satire and political commentary.

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Book Details

  • Publisher: Legare Street Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 18th, 2023
  • Pages: 36
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.25in - 0.51lb
  • EAN: 9781019383506
  • Categories: GeneralLinguistics - GeneralForm - Essays
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