A Tale of a Tub
Publish date: November 1st 2009
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Classic Literature
, 18th Century
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...
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...
Funny, but not funny like "haha", funny like "yikes".
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...
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.