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A Modest Proposal

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John Gonzalez

0 Hours 24 Minutes


January 2016

Audio Book Summary

Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and poverty in one blow. When the "Proposal" was published in 1729, Swift was quickly attacked, and even accused of barbarity - the exact state the "Proposal" was written to expose. (Summary by Hugh)

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  • Anonymous

    The ideas in this story really make you think. Sad for sure. Bravo

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  • Vornicu Alexandra

    It's an incredible essay, as valid today as it was almost 300 years ago. It seems poverty will always be a thorny subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Somewhat disturbing

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  • Anonymous

    A fun read.

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  • Theodore Beamer

    the proposal is modest

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  • Anonymous

    Classic satire but the quality of the sound recording was bad and the narrator was not enjoyable to listen to at all.

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