A Modest Proposal

24 Min.
16 Seiten
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Buchbeschreibung

In a time when poor Irish families struggled to feed their children, Jonathan Swift wrote an essay, which he published anonymously, making a few suggestions. He called it `A Modest Proposal‘ (1729) or `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 solution was simple: Fatten up the undernourished children and sell them as food for the rich. Everybody wins! Though written in a serious tone, the humour in this essay is undeniable, and so is its mocking of the heartless attitudes towards poor people.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet, and political pamphleteer, best known for his satirical work like `A Modest Proposal‘ (1729) and‘ Gulliver‘s Travels‘ (1726).

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Laufzeit Hörbuch:

24 Min.

Seiten E-Book:

16

Sprache::

Englisch

Erscheinungsdatum::

4.1.2017

Verlag Hörbuch::

Saga Egmont

ISBN Hörbuch::

9789176391891

Verlag E-Book::

Saga Egmont

ISBN E-Book::

9789176393413