A Modest Proposal (Paperback)

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"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 fricasee, or a ragoust."

Jonathan Swift's 1729 pamphlet is at once a denunciation of the mistreatment of Ireland's poor and a daringly inventive comic rhapsody. Still shocking in its defiance of good taste and unrivalled in its evisceration of political hypocrisy, this is one of the greatest satires ever written.

Eris Gems make available in the form of beautifully produced saddle-stitched booklets a series of outstanding short works of fiction and non-fiction.

About the Author


Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a prominent Anglican clergyman and an outspoken commentator on Irish affairs. He is now best known for his satires A Tale of a Tub, Gulliver's Travels, and A Modest Proposal.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912475803
ISBN-10: 1912475804
Publisher: Eris
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 24
Language: English