A Modest Proposal

Jonathan Swift

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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. 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.

This book has 6 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1729.

Production notes: This ebook of A Modest Proposal was published by Global Grey ebooks on the 19th January 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Sick Child' by Gabriël Metsu.

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