A Modest Proposal

  • by Jonathan Swift
  • Narrated by David Stifel
  • 0 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wickedly narrated by David Stifel, and written in 1729, this satiric essay on how to solve Ireland's chronic poverty is perhaps more shocking today than when it was written. In the 1960s, when Peter O'Toole did a public reading of this piece in Dublin, he very nearly started a riot. Newspapers the following day lambasted O'Toole's "shocking bad taste."
Whether shocking satire, or Monty-Pythonesque surrealism, this essay has continually managed to offend people for well over 3 centuries. Enjoy! (and Thank You!)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2014
  • Publisher: Listen2aBook.com