Book Rating
Narrator Rating

A Modest Proposal

Unabridged Audio Book

Download On
Stream On

Download or Stream instantly more than 55,000 audiobooks.
Listen to "A Modest Proposal" on your iOS and Android device.

Don't have an iOS or Android device, then listen in your browse on any PC or Mac computer.






Seth Thompson

0 Hours 27 Minutes

Findaway Voices

February 2020

Audio Book Summary

Experience one of the most jarring and influential satirical essays in this InAudio production of A Modest Proposalby Jonathan Swift.In one of the most well-known works of satire, Jonathan Swift puts forth a “modest proposal.” Swift begins by outlining the suffering that the starving beggars in Ireland experience daily. He paints a grim picture of the plight these people face to help the reader relate to the situation, before turning the tables and suggesting that to alleviate the economic troubles of the poor, their children could be sold as food to the upper class. The shock from this sudden change is expounded by Swift’s continued explanation of the proposal, including cooking instructions and analysis of the economic benefits to eating children.This work of irony and satire was written to draw attention to the subhuman treatment of the poor people by the upper-class citizens of Ireland, but the satirical messages are still impactful to the modern reader.

Similar Audio Books