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Modest Proposal and Other Writings

By: Swift, Jonathan

Part of the Quirky Classics series
0714549436 / 9780714549439
eBook (EPUB)
23/01/2019
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1 pages
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In response to the dire economic conditions in eighteenth-century Ireland, 'A Modest Proposal' ironically exhorts the poor to provide their offspring as food to the rich.

Skilfully applying a wealth of classical rhetorical techniques, Swift's satirical tour de force takes a savage swipe at the selfishness of the ruling classes and the heartlessness of the various utilitarian solutions put forward by contemporary thinkers.

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FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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