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A A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

A A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

These humorous and polemical writings provide an invaluable introduction to Swift as a master satirist and pamphleteer.

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ISBN 9781847497475
Published 4 March 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Swift, Jonathan
Series Alma Quirky Classics
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ISBN-13 9781847497475
ISBN-10 1847497470
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 4 March 2019
International Publication Date 19 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Swift, Jonathan
Series Alma Quirky Classics
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 150mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Poor, Satire
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 828.508
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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. In addition to this seminal essay, this volume includes A Polite Conversation, a mock handbook about conversational skills which lampoons the vacuousness of British upper-class discourse. Taken together, these humorous and polemical writings provide an invaluable introduction to Swift as a master satirist and pamphleteer.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish writer of prose, poetry, essays and political pamphlets, and is probably the best-known satirist in the English language. His novel Gulliver's Travels is one of the landmarks of world literature.

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