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A Tale of a Tub - Jonathan Swift
A Tale of a Tub
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141018874 (0141018879)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.0 A Modest Proposal
I first came in contact with Swift's Modest Proposal in school where we read certain passages. I was immediately smitten with the nice way in which he wrote his satire. It is so businesslike that it is almost hard at first glance not to agree with his arguments and business strategy. That is, of cou...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
3.0 A Modest Proposal
Satirical musings upon the state of Ireland in the 18th Century, wherein the author of Gulliver's Travels tries to provide ways in which the country could provide for itself in an unusual manner...A mixture of satirical and semi-realistic essays with some poetry thrown in, A Modest Proposal illumina...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it
3.0
I think I mentioned before that satire and parody aren't my favourite genres. I try to be fair when rating these books and to take into consideration the effect the books had or must have had when they were published.This book was VERY hard for me to read. It was my second book by Jonathan Swift. My...
Unheeded Whispers
Unheeded Whispers rated it
3.0 A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Reading this was like reading an article in The Onion... If The Onion was published in 1729 and less light-hearted. The essay was very well thought out and Swift was able to hit on quite a few serious issues.
Reading is Therapy
Reading is Therapy rated it
5.0
Rarely have i read a text as smart as this one. No, i am not condoning cannibalism. I am an admirer for everything related to sarcasm and irony and this lampoon is to me what heroin is to a drug addict.Yes, the most important part of this book is the proposition : the poor people shall sell their on...
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