A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Swift

Narrated By: Norman Dietz

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2008

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes


In 'A Modest Proposal,' first published in 1729, Jonathan Swift heaps scorn on then-current political theory and reveals the appalling suffering taking place in Ireland - not through direct reporting, but through mock suggestions on what to do with the poor; they should sell their children for food. 'The chief end I propose to myself in all my labors is to vex the world rather than divert it,' wrote Jonathan Swift in a letter to his friend Alexander Pope. Other vexing works collected here are 'Directions to Servants,' 'The Art of Political Lying,' 'A Digression Concerning the Critics,' and 'Sweetness and Light.'


Modest Proposal and Other Writings

by Jonathan Swift

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Modest Proposal and Other Writings, Jonathan Swift