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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3736800762
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

A Modest Proposal is a satirical essay written and published by Jonathan Swift. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire. Swift goes to great lengths to support his argument, including a list of possible preparation styles for the children, and calculations showing the financial benefits of his suggestion. He uses methods of argument throughout his essay which lampoon the then-influential William Petty and the social engineering popular among followers of Francis Bacon. These lampoons include appealing to the authority of "a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London" and "the famous Psalmanazar, a native of the island Formosa." This essay is widely held to be one of the greatest examples of sustained irony in the history of the English language. Much of its shock value derives from the fact that the first portion of the essay describes the plight of starving beggars in Ireland, so that the reader is unprepared for the surprise of Swift's solution when he states, "A young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout." Readers unacquainted with its reputation as a satirical work often do not immediately realize that Swift was not seriously proposing cannibalism and infanticide. The satirical element of the pamphlet is often only understood after the reader notes the allusions made by Swift to the attitudes of landlords, such as the following: "I grant this food may be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for Landlords, who as they have already devoured most of the Parents, seem to have the best Title to the Children." Swift extends the conceit to get in a few jibes at England's mistreatment of Ireland, noting that "For this kind of commodity will not bear exportation, and flesh being of too tender a consistence, to admit a long continuance in salt, although perhaps I could name a country, which would be glad to eat up our whole nation without it."

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141931752
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal and Other Writings by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

The political dilemma of Ireland; the state of faith in England; the charms of the Beggar's Opera; the importance of puns . . . This selection gathers together some of Swift's most brilliant prose, from high politics to social gossip, from savage tirades to lighthearted social satire. In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.

A Modest Proposal: Reader's Edition

A Modest Proposal: Reader's Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479456438
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal: Reader's Edition by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

Originally published in by 1729, "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 Publick"—now commonly referred to as "A Modest Proposal"—is a satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. This edition includes an introductory overview to the essay, as well as the complete text.

A Modest Proposal and Other Stories

A Modest Proposal and Other Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9388760018
Author: Jonathan Swift,General Press
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A Modest Proposal and Other Stories by Jonathan Swift,General Press Book Resume:

Swift also wrote short works, the most famous of these is A Modest Proposal. This book also include 'The Battle of the Books', 'A Meditation upon a Broomstick', 'A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit', and 'An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity in England'. 'A Modest Proposal' puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre.

A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English (Translated)

A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English (Translated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1621075729
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal in Plain and Simple English (Translated) by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

In 1729, Jonathan Swift proposed the most satirical answer to poverty ever written: we sell poor children as food to rich people! The essay is as hilarious today as it was hundreds of years ago...if you can understand it! f you have struggled in the past reading the satire, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178877566X
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Swift includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Swift’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Modest Proposal in the Context of Swift’s Irish Tracts

A Modest Proposal in the Context of Swift’s Irish Tracts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1527554716
Author: Maria-Angeles Ruiz Moneva
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A Modest Proposal in the Context of Swift’s Irish Tracts by Maria-Angeles Ruiz Moneva Book Resume:

Swift's A Modest Proposal has always aroused the interest not just of literary critics, but also of linguists and pragmatists. Within the latter approaches, the study of irony, and more concretely, the intentions and attitudes that must have guided the production of such an intricate work, have always been paramount. However, it seems that within pragmatics the analysis has been restricted so far to the 1729 work itself. In the present author's view, it is interesting to contextualise this masterpiece of irony and satire within Swift's wider writing on Ireland, an approach that remains to be carried out. Accordingly, this work sets out to analyse a selection of Swift’s Irish Tracts, with a view to tracing the evolution within Swift's literary production of his views and attitudes towards the situation of his homeland. Although different pragmatic approaches are applied, the emphasis is laid upon the contributions that the relevance-theoretical framework and its studies on irony may bring to the understanding of this particular Tract. The works selected are meant to cover and also be representative of the main phases currently distinguished within Swift's writing on the "Irish Question". It is therefore hoped that a deeper analysis of the former works by Swift on this topic will provide new insights for a better understanding of A Modest Proposal.

What Do We Need Men For?

What Do We Need Men For? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250215447
Author: E. Jean Carroll
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What Do We Need Men For? by E. Jean Carroll Book Resume:

As seen on the cover of New York Magazine, America's longest running advice columnist goes on the road to speak to women about hideous men and whether we need them. "Carroll's lively prose careens in constant pursuit of pleasure...indefatigably funny and full of life." –Lindsay Zoladz, The Ringer “Darkly humorous and deadly serious.” –Sibbie O'Sullivan, Washington Post “A compulsively interesting feminist memoir.” –Virginia Heffernan, Slate "Somehow hilarious, in the way that only E. Jean could have written it" –Leigh Haber, Oprah Magazine “Roving, curious, compassionate, whimsical.” –Megan Garber, The Atlantic When E. Jean Carroll—possibly the liveliest woman in the world and author of the “Ask E. Jean” advice column in Elle Magazine, realized that her eight million readers and question-writers all seemed to have one thing in common—problems caused by men—she hit the road. Crisscrossing the country with her blue-haired poodle, Lewis Carroll, E. Jean stopped in every town named after a woman between Eden, Vermont and Tallulah, Louisiana to ask women the crucial question: What Do We Need Men For? E. Jean gave her rollicking road trip a sly, stylish turn when she deepened the story, creating a list called “The Most Hideous Men of My Life,” and began to reflect on her own sometimes very dark history with the opposite sex. What advice would she have given to her past selves—as Miss Cheerleader USA and Miss Indiana University? Or as the fearless journalist, television host, and eventual advice columnist she became? E. Jean intertwines the stories of the fascinating people she meets on her road trip with her “horrible history with the male sex” (including mafia bosses, media titans, boyfriends, husbands, a serial killer, and a president), creating a decidedly dark yet hopeful, hilarious, and thrilling narrative. Her answer to the question What Do We Need Men For? will shock men and delight women.

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451685742
Author: Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship By turns a children's fantasy and a social satire for adults, Gulliver's Travels is one of the most popular adventure tales of all time. "A Modest Proposal," also an imaginative, enduring work, is political lampoonery at its finest. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

10 Most Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated)

10 Most Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jonathan Swift,Voltaire,Ambrose Bierce,Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol,Charles Dickens,Mark Twain,Kenneth Grahame,Edwin A. Abbott,Sinclair Lewis,George Orwell
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10 Most Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated) by Jonathan Swift,Voltaire,Ambrose Bierce,Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol,Charles Dickens,Mark Twain,Kenneth Grahame,Edwin A. Abbott,Sinclair Lewis,George Orwell Book Resume:

Books in the satire genre. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society Contents: Jonathan Swift. A Modest Proposal Voltaire. Candide Ambrose Bierce. The Devil's Dictionary Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Dead Souls Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Mark Twain. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Sinclair Lewis. Main Street George Orwell/ Animal Farm

A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained

A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027233860
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal & The Benefits of Farting Explained by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

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, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a 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 gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. The Benefits of Farting Explained was published in pamphlet form in 1722. Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal

The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026803973
Author: Jonathan Swift
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The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Benefits of Farting Explained + A Modest Proposal" contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Benefits of Farting Explained by Jonathan Swift was published in pamphlet form in 1722. What is the nature, essence and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's The Benefit of Farting argues eloquently, in a forceful and a posteriori fashion, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulence not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's Essay upon Wind provides a detailed analysis, classification and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent farts of the past. 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, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a 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 gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.

A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486110753
Author: Jonathan Swift
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A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

Treasury of five 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 in England.

Fear and Loathing in America

Fear and Loathing in America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439126364
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Fear and Loathing in America by Hunter S. Thompson Book Resume:

From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199908192
Author: Greg Garrard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard Book Resume:

The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism provides a broad survey of the longstanding relationship between literature and the environment. The moment for such an offering is opportune in many respects: multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels; the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is increasingly recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions; and the subject of ecocriticism has reached a kind of critical mass, both within its Anglo-American heartlands and beyond. From its origins in the study of American Nature Writing and British Romanticism, ecocriticism has developed along numerous theoretical, historical, cultural and geographical axes, the most contemporary and exciting of which will be represented in the Handbook. The contributors include eminent founders of the field, including Michael Branch and Richard Kerridge, a number of key 'second-wave' ecocritics, and the best up-and-coming scholars. Topics covered include: Renaissance anxieties about nature; the challenges of representing climate change; the racialization of the environment in the early 20th century; language and the concept of biosemiotics; and the possibilities for environmental humour.

Swift’s Irish Writings

Swift’s Irish Writings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230106897
Author: C. Fabricant,R. Mahony
Publisher: Springer
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Swift’s Irish Writings by C. Fabricant,R. Mahony Book Resume:

This edition presents Jonathan Swift's most important Irish writings in both prose and verse, together with an introduction, head notes and annotations that shed new light on the full context and significance of each piece. Familiar works such as "Gulliver's Travels" and "A Tale of a Tub" acquire new and deeper meanings when considered within the Irish frameworks presented in the edition. Differing in noteworthy ways from the more traditional, canonical, Anglocentric picture conveyed by other published volumes, the Swift that emerges from these pages is a brilliant polemicist, popular satirist, political agitator, playful versifier, tormented Jeremiah, and Irish patriot.

The Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1775417883
Author: Jonathan Swift
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The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift Book Resume:

"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 and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple's upon that subject. At length, there appearing no end of the quarrel, our author tells us that the books in St. James's Library, looking upon themselves as parties principally concerned, took up the controversy, and came to a decisive battle." So begins Jonathan Swift's satire, The Battle of the Books, which tells of a great battle between the books in the King's Library. The name of his satire came be used in reference the the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated)

10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jonathan Swift,Voltaire,Ambrose Bierce,Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol,Charles Dickens,Mark Twain,Kenneth Grahame,Edwin A. Abbott,Edgar Allan Poe,Oscar Wilde
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10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated) by Jonathan Swift,Voltaire,Ambrose Bierce,Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol,Charles Dickens,Mark Twain,Kenneth Grahame,Edwin A. Abbott,Edgar Allan Poe,Oscar Wilde Book Resume:

Books in the satire genre. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. Contents: Jonathan Swift. A Modest Proposal Voltaire. Candide Ambrose Bierce. The Devil's Dictionary Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Dead Souls Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Mark Twain. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edgar Allan Poe. Never Bet The Devil Your Head Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest

Radio Free Vermont

Radio Free Vermont [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0735219877
Author: Bill McKibben
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Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben Book Resume:

“We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.” –Bernie Sanders A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

3 books to know Juvenalian Satire

3 books to know Juvenalian Satire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 396799435X
Author: Jonathan Swift,Lord Byron,Voltaire,August Nemo
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3 books to know Juvenalian Satire by Jonathan Swift,Lord Byron,Voltaire,August Nemo Book Resume:

Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Juvenalian Satire. - Don Juan by Lord Byron. - A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift. - Candide by Voltaire.Juvenalian satire is often to attack individuals, governments and organisations to expose hypocrisy and moral transgressions. For this reason, writers should expect to use stronger doses of irony and sarcasm in this concoction. Don Juan is a satiric poem by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womaniser but as someone easily seduced by women. It is a variation on the epic form. Byron completed 16 cantos, leaving an unfinished 17th canto before his death in 1824. Byron claimed that he had no ideas in his mind as to what would happen in subsequent cantos as he wrote his work. A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. Candide is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire. Candide is characterized by its tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical, and fast-moving plot. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow and painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.