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A Modest Proposal Paperback – October 12, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1453691694 ISBN-10: 1453691693

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453691693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453691694
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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Jonathan Swift (1667 1745), a poet, satirist, and clergyman, published many satirical works, among them A Modest Proposal.

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I had to read this in high school.
Ethan Thomas Giles
Short, clear, this is how a satire is written.
Chris
I love satire and this is a classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Robbins on April 5, 2014
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Swift's "modest" proposal has been talked about for centuries. Because some readers may not have learned of it yet, I won't say exactly what it is, as I don't want to spoil the fun for those readers encountering Swift for the first time. I only want to say that if you've read Swift's Gulliver's Travels, then you will almost certainly want to read A Modest Proposal. It will certainly help demostrate the uniqueness, literary skill and bold imagination of this gifted author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By elasticity on May 22, 2014
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Fun tongue in cheek but devastating critique of politics of our recent ancestors. In the worst of circumstances adversity triumphs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jannelle Johnson on October 31, 2014
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This 'tongue in cheek' proposal was meant to stir-up public debate and action over the issue of very young children begging in the streets or even stealing in early eighteenth century Ireland. It is written by Jonathan Swift who also wrote Gulliver's Travels. It is an excellent example of satire. Its short read makes it useful for middle schools.
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The most horrendous things are best said in satire.

And, really, when you pit actual physical cannibalism against the social and economic flesh-eating habits of unscrupulous bureaucrats and policy makers, the scales of cruelty might just tip one way or the other.

This is the point Swift so brilliantly makes in a short but powerful essay.
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By matthew homan on June 27, 2014
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A fantastic and fun satire that still feels as disturbingly honest and relevant today as it was when it was written.
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By PJW on May 13, 2014
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It is apporximately 20 pages of info about how to fix an economy. It was written long ago in a very sick way....
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Absolutely a must read especially if one does not know the premise of this work it will be shockingly funny.
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By Michael Rowan on March 12, 2014
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This is one of the sickest but funniest things that i have ever read. I just can't imagine what could have possibly been the inspiration for this
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