A Modest Proposal and Other Satires Study Guide

A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

A Modest Proposal and Other Satires by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal and Other Satires is a collection of satirical essays by the English humorist, writer, and philosopher Jonathan Swift. Swift's wit tends toward the bleak and irreverent, and in his title essay he lays out a satirical plan to end the famines sweeping the British Isles by eating newborn babies on a colossal scale. The other essays deal with similarly ludicrous topics, exposing the fallacies of many modes of thinking popular at the time in England.

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