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A Modest Proposal

Svenska Ljud Classica
By Jonathan Swift
Narrated by John Gonzales / 24 minutes

In a time when poor Irish families struggled to feed their children, Jonathan Swift wrote an essay, which he published anonymously, making a few suggestions. He called it `A Modest Proposal‘ (1729) or `A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making them Beneficial to the Publick.‘The solution was simple: Fatten up the undernourished children and sell them as food for the rich. Everybody wins! Though written in a serious tone, the humour in this essay is undeniable, and so is its mocking of the heartless attitudes towards poor people.

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Author
Narrator John Gonzales
ISBN 9789176391891
Length 24 minutes
Language English
Publisher Saga Egmont International
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Philosophy & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #80,569 Overall
Genre rank #665 in Philosophy