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  1. Sep 7, 2023 · Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish author, who was the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Besides the celebrated novel Gulliver’s Travels (1726), he wrote such shorter works as A Tale of a Tub (1704) and “A Modest Proposal” (1729).

  2. They are bloodless. Gulliver's Travels was the work of a writer who had been using satire as his medium for over a quarter of a century. His life was one of continual disappointment, and satire was his complaint and his defense — against his enemies and against humankind.

  3. Aug 25, 2023 · A Modest Proposal, in full A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, satiric essay by Jonathan Swift, published in pamphlet form in 1729.

  4. A Tale of a Tub, prose satire by Jonathan Swift, written between 1696 and 1699, published anonymously in 1704, and expanded in 1710. Regarded as Swift’s first major work, it has three parts: “A Tale of a Tub,” an energetic defense of literature and religion against zealous pedantry; “The Battle of the Books,” a witty addition to the ...

  5. A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697 and published in 1704. It is arguably his most difficult satire, yet considered by some to be his best [by whom?].

  6. Sep 7, 2023 · Gulliver’s Travels, original title Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, four-part satirical work by Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift, published anonymously in 1726 as Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.

  7. Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” exemplifies Juvenalian satire. Swift turned to satire after serious proposals failed to effect any changes in the Irish economic situation. “A Modest Proposal” evinces tenets of neoclassicism in its use of Juvenalian satire and in its Aristotelian persuasive structure.

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