A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal


A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.
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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.

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A Google User
May 16, 2013
Great satire As apropo now as then.
A Google User
Dec 1, 2012
Bare Bones It's the book by itself. No ads, no menus, no nothing. You just swipe to get the next page.
A Google User
Dec 1, 2012
Bare Bones It's the book by itself. No ads, no menus, no nothing. You just swipe to get the next page.
A Google User
Apr 24, 2012
Good Actually pretty good
Andrew
Apr 24, 2012
Good Actually pretty good