A Modest Proposal

Jonathan Swift

1729
Swift suggests, to solve their economic woes, that impoverished Irish sell their children as food for the rich. A cutting satire mocking the heartless and savage way in which the wealthy look down on the poor.
Genres: essays, writing, humor, fiction
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