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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

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A new selection of works by Britain's foremost prose satirist

Easing poverty in Ireland by eating the children of the poor was the satirical "solution" suggested by Jonathan Swift in his essay "A Modest Proposal" (1729). Here Swift unleashes the full power of his ironic armory and corrosive wit, striking his targets-the ruling class and avaricious landlords-with deadly precision. This masterly essay is accompanied by a generous selection of prose works, among them humorous pamphlets critiquing British rule in his native Ireland, articles and correspondence, a loving eulogy to his beloved "Stella," the daughter of a house servant whom he mentored, and pieces on such diverse subjects as the nature of broomsticks, the joys of punning, and comical rules for servants.

About the Author

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), a poet, satirist, and clergyman, published many satirical works, as well as the novel Gulliver's Travels.

Carole Fabricant is a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Swift's Landscape and has published a number of works on eighteenth-century writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436426
Author:
Swift, Jonathan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Fabricant, Carole
Author:
Fabricant, Carole
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Political satire, English.
Subject:
Religious satire, English.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.60x5.00x.60 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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