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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (2 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486287599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486287591
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ms. H. Powell on 26 Jan 2007
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The book A Modest Proposal, written in the first instance by Swift in pamphlet form, is a wonderful piece of social commentary. The reviewer "a reader" appears to have completely missed the point, however, in not recognising the desired effect of this pamplet on the citizens of London. Plagued by crime and poverty, London of Swift's time was a place run as an autocracy, with many politicians and other people with high and influential social standing of a mentality far removed from reality. Swift's intended readership was these people, of upper middle and higher status, and in offering them a "solution" to the problems involved with mass poverty and crime, was actually illuminating their own misconceptions and haughtiness concerning the issue. His "modest proposal" was designed to shock and cause a reconsideration of opinion, rather than to amuse in the same way a horror film does today. Indeed, it is in this fashion that Swift is one of the first employers of "shock tactics" in politics.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Piper Halliwell on 8 Mar 2007
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In response to the review from 'a reader' below- have you never heard of a satire?? I read this in the first year of an english degree and have to say that I found it really thought provoking as it has a very dry witty theme throughout and it is meant to be taken lightly after all!
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A highly satirical piece that is not to be accepted on face value, unless the idea of the poor eating their children in order to get themselves out of poverty is an idea that genuinely appeals to you
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If you like satire, jut read these pieces to see how well it can be done.
The title piece is a wonderful reductio ad absurdum, how to make clear how irrational a position is by taking it to the (il-)logical conclusion.
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14 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Mar 2001
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This book opened my eyes to ideas that hadn't even occured to me before. Even the thought of some of the suggestions that were mentioned made me cringe with a gripping fear that someone could think of things like that. I thouroughly enjoyed the book as it takes a great deal of guts to wrote what he did and I only hope that his proposal is not prophetic! It amazes me that someone could create such ideas, but the way that he proposes them is clever and well thought out.
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