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A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

Published anonymously in 1729, Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay, A Modest Proposal, puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

"A modest proposal" or “A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the public” is a satire (or a satirical...


Gulliver's Travels (Illustrated)

by Jonathan Swift & Charles Edmund Brock

"Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships" (or simply "Gulliver's Travels") is the best known work of Jonathan...


Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

by Jonathan Swift

Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels, first published in 1726, is Jonathan Swift’s best known full-length work, and is both a parody of the “travellers’ tales” popular at the time and a satire on human nature. Throughout...


Directions to servants

by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift’s "Directions to servants" is an entertaining satire of relationships between servants and masters in the Eighteenth century. It is a late work in Swift’s life. Not the most well-known, less...


Gulliver’s Travels

by Jonathan Swift & Cbook

The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother’s side. About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver’s Travels, first published in 1726, is Jonathan Swift’s best known full-length work, and is both a parody of the “travellers’ tales” popular at the time and a satire on human nature. Throughout...


Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings

by Jonathan Swift

Considered one of English literature’s first and greatest satirists, Jonathan Swift possessed a timeless genius for pointing out the foibles of human nature that still has the power to provoke, amuse, and,...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

by Jonathan Swift & Carole Fabricant

A new selection of works by Britain's foremost prose satirist

Easing poverty in Ireland by eating the children of the poor was the satirical "solution" suggested by Jonathan Swift in his essay "A Modest Proposal"...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

In the course of his famous travels, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war on each other because of religious disagreement over how to crack eggs, is sexually assaulted by giants, visits a floating...


Gulliver's Travels: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Jonathan Swift, John Walker & Nick Eliopulos

Jonathan Swift's classic travel adventure has been adapted into an easy-reading Stepping Stones early chapter book, while keeping all the fun, humor, and unusual perspectives of the original story.

Gulliver has...


A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

by Jonathan Swift

Treasury of 5 shorter works includes title piece plus The Battle of the Books, A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick, A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit and The Abolishing of Christianity...


The Battle of the Books: And Other Works, Including 'A Modest Proposal'

by Jonathan Swift

"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient...


A Tale of a Tub

by Jonathan Swift

Jump into Jonathan Swift's take-no-prisoners parody of seventeenth-century Christianity. Equal parts uproarious humor and incisive satire, A Tale of a Tub dissects the foibles and shortcomings of three brothers,...


A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in this biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners,...


Gulliver's Travels: Into Several Remote Nations of the World

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is a witty and insightful satirical novel recounts the history of Lemuel Gulliver, "First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships". In his travels Gulliver visits...