A Modest Proposal and Other Prose

A Modest Proposal and Other Prose

Swift reveals his satirical genius in this witty collection of prose that includes such popular works as A Mosest Proposal and A Tale of the Tub.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 0760760519

Category: Ireland

Page: 265

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Swift reveals his satirical genius in this witty collection of prose that includes such popular works as A Mosest Proposal and A Tale of the Tub.
Categories: Ireland

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

" This essay is widely held to be one of the greatest examples of sustained irony in the history of the English language.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783736800762

Category: Fiction

Page: 15

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A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay written and published by Jonathan Swift. Swift suggests that the 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. In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire. Swift goes to great lengths to support his argument, including a list of possible preparation styles for the children, and calculations showing the financial benefits of his suggestion. He uses methods of argument throughout his essay which lampoon the then-influential William Petty and the social engineering popular among followers of Francis Bacon. These lampoons include appealing to the authority of "a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London" and "the famous Psalmanazar, a native of the island Formosa." This essay is widely held to be one of the greatest examples of sustained irony in the history of the English language. Much of its shock value derives from the fact that the first portion of the essay describes the plight of starving beggars in Ireland, so that the reader is unprepared for the surprise of Swift's solution when he states, "A young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout." Readers unacquainted with its reputation as a satirical work often do not immediately realize that Swift was not seriously proposing cannibalism and infanticide. The satirical element of the pamphlet is often only understood after the reader notes the allusions made by Swift to the attitudes of landlords, such as the following: "I grant this food may be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for Landlords, who as they have already devoured most of the Parents, seem to have the best Title to the Children." Swift extends the conceit to get in a few jibes at England's mistreatment of Ireland, noting that "For this kind of commodity will not bear exportation, and flesh being of too tender a consistence, to admit a long continuance in salt, although perhaps I could name a country, which would be glad to eat up our whole nation without it."
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A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

Brought together here in this volume is a classic collection of satirical works from Jonathan Swift, perhaps one of the greatest satirist in the English language.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Digireads.com

ISBN: 1420961187

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Brought together here in this volume is a classic collection of satirical works from Jonathan Swift, perhaps one of the greatest satirist in the English language. While Swift is probably best known for his novel "Gulliver's Travels," he was a brilliant satirist with a cutting wit and mastery of language. His skills with the pen, which made him both famous and feared by the powerful, can be seen in "A Modest Proposal." Swift's famous essay, originally published anonymously in 1729, suggests that the poor in Ireland could best solve their problems by selling their children as food to the rich. Swift's outrageous hyperbole was used as powerful social commentary and was directed at the rich and powerful and their heartless treatment of the poor and destitute. Also included in this collection is "A Tale of the Tub," a prose parody of the moral and ethical aspects of the English religious and political life of Swift's time, which was widely misunderstood and consequently damaging to his reputation. "A Modest Proposal and Other Satires" is a collection of nine essays in total which provide a representative selection of Swift's satirical gift. This edition in printed on premium acid-free paper.
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A Modest Proposal and Other Short Works

A Modest Proposal and Other Short Works

A Modest Proposal and Other Short Works is a collection of Jonathan Swift's finest satirical essays, including: A Modest Proposal, The Battle of the Books, The Episode of Bentley and Wotton, A Meditation on a Broomstick, Predictions for the ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 1711841684

Category:

Page: 108

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A Modest Proposal and Other Short Works is a collection of Jonathan Swift's finest satirical essays, including: A Modest Proposal, The Battle of the Books, The Episode of Bentley and Wotton, A Meditation on a Broomstick, Predictions for the Year 1708, The Accomplishment of the First of Mr. Bickerstaff's Predictions, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation, and Thoughts on Various Subjects. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric. He is regarded by many as the finest prose satirist in the English language. He is most famous for Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal, which are considered classics of English literature.
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A Modest Proposal Reader s Edition

A Modest Proposal  Reader s Edition

This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. This edition includes an introductory overview to the essay, as well as the complete text.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479456437

Category: Humor

Page: 19

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Originally published in by 1729, "A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick"—now commonly referred to as "A Modest Proposal"—is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. This edition includes an introductory overview to the essay, as well as the complete text.
Categories: Humor

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Illustrated

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift  Illustrated

A Modest Proposal A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 1979091439

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Page: 24

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A Modest Proposal A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to 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 the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general.In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire.
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A Modest Proposal Annotated

A Modest Proposal Annotated

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 public.The full title of Swift's pamphlet is "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798593587275

Category:

Page: 28

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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 public.The full title of Swift's pamphlet is "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making them Beneficial to the Publick." The tract is an ironically conceived attempt to "find out a fair, cheap, and easy Method" for converting the starving children of Ireland into "sound and useful members of the Commonwealth." Across the country poor children, predominantly Catholics, are living in squalor because their families are too poor to keep them fed and clothed.
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A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486110752

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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Treasury of five shorter works includes title piece plus The Battle of the Books, A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick, A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit and The Abolishing of Christianity in England.
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Gulliver s Travels and A Modest Proposal

Gulliver s Travels and A Modest Proposal

This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451685749

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children's fantasy and a social satire for adults, Gulliver's Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time. "A Modest Proposal," also an imaginative, enduring work, is political lampoonery at its finest. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
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A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English Translated

A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English  Translated

The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! f you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781621075721

Category: Humor

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In 1729, Jonathan Swift proposed the most satirical answer to poverty ever written: we sell poor children as food to rich people! The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! f you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
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A Modest Proposal and Other Stories

A Modest Proposal and Other Stories

Swift also wrote short works, the most famous of these is A Modest Proposal.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9789388760010

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Swift also wrote short works, the most famous of these is A Modest Proposal. This book also include 'The Battle of the Books', 'A Meditation upon a Broomstick', 'A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit', and 'An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in England'. 'A Modest Proposal' puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre.
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A Modest Proposal Webster s Chinese Simplified Thesaurus Edition

A Modest Proposal  Webster s Chinese Simplified Thesaurus Edition

Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words.

Author: Icon Group International, Incorporated

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 0497260441

Category:

Page: 20

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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Chinese Simplified, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.
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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Delphi Classics Illustrated

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift   Delphi Classics  Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788775663

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Swift includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Swift’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
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A Modest Proposal Illustrated

A Modest Proposal Illustrated

The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen and ladies.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798596149913

Category:

Page: 28

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A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to 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. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general.
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A Modest Proposal First Edition Illustrated

A Modest Proposal First Edition Illustrated

"A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public", commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798701197235

Category:

Page: 26

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"A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public", commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729.Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials.A Modest Proposal is included in many literature programs as an example of early modern western satire. It also serves as an exceptional introduction to the concept and use of argumentative language, lending itself well to secondary and post-secondary essay courses.Outside of the realm of English studies, A Modest Proposal is a relevant piece included in many comparative and global literature and history courses, as well as those of numerous other disciplines in the arts, humanities, and even the social sciences.
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A Modest Proposal Webster s Spanish Thesaurus Edition

A Modest Proposal  Webster s Spanish Thesaurus Edition

Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words.

Author: Icon Group International, Incorporated

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 0497259486

Category:

Page: 22

View: 510

Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Spanish, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.
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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

How to ensure their conscientious treatment? How to simply house them all? It’s more than the resources of our culture can handle, says Régis Debray—and it’s making life difficult for everyone else.

Author: Régis Debray

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114432722

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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In this scathingly funny satire, one of France’s leading philosophers observes that modern society is burdened by numerous questions of how to care for the elderly. How to pay for their staggering medical bills? How to ensure their conscientious treatment? How to simply house them all? It’s more than the resources of our culture can handle, says Régis Debray—and it’s making life difficult for everyone else. So, he makes a “modest proposal”…. In the great tradition of the irreverent satires of Jonathan Swift, Debray outlines a plan so devilish and absurd that the only response is laughter. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, he declares an end to all the world’s problems if we would only do this one little thing—something a corrupt culture may already be doing anyway.
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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141931753

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

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The political dilemma of Ireland; the state of faith in England; the charms of the Beggar's Opera; the importance of puns . . . This selection gathers together some of Swift's most brilliant prose, from high politics to social gossip, from savage tirades to lighthearted social satire. In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.
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