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Author: Jonathan SwiftYear published: 1843Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: German1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden on 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 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.

In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-­faced satire.

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Swift's parodies are among his most fascinating works, but perhaps require most explication for the modern reader. Valerie Rumbold brings a new depth and detail to the editing of Swift's Bickerstaff papers, 'Polite Conversation', 'Directions to Servants' and other works on language and conduct. Highlights include a fresh investigation of the political and print contexts of the Bickerstaff papers, full commentaries on such smaller works as 'A Modest Defence of Punning' and 'On Barbarous Denominations in Ireland', identification and explanation of many additional sayings in 'Polite Conversation', and a detailed contextualisation of 'Directions to Servants' in contemporary domestic theory and practice. A substantial thematic Introduction is supplemented by an individual headnote and full annotation to each work. The Textual Introduction explores the publishing strategies adopted by Swift and his booksellers, and a separate Textual Account of each work presents and discusses changes . . .

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I viaggi di Gulliver è il capolavoro di Jonathan Swift, uno degli scrittori più rappresentativi della letteratura settecentesca. La presente pubblicazione contiene integralmente i primi due viaggi di Gulliver, quelli a Lilliput e a Brobdingnag, il paese dei nani e il paese dei giganti. Gulliver, l'eroe protagonista delle avventure di questo libro, nei suoi viaggi per mare incontra sempre creature fuori dal normale e con loro intreccia vicende quanto mai imprevedibili e bizzarre. Titolo originale: Gulliver's travels.

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: Printed for J. Nichols : sold by H. Payne , ... and N. Conant, ...­Year published: 1765Book contributor: Oxford UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: Clarendon PressYear published: 1903Book contributor: University of CaliforniaLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: Jonathan SwiftPublisher: C. WhittinghamYear published: 1822Book contributor: New York Public LibraryLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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