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Gulliver's Travels / A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
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Sep 26, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: classics
Read 2 times. Last read September 26, 2009.

Akin to an 18th century version of Monty Python, Gulliver's Travels uses satire to examine the trends and beliefs of its day. Unfortunately, as someone else noted, only historians are likely to understand the satire in the first two books. The third book, however, is easily understood by a modern reader, and provided a number of laughs. The fourth book, while clear to a modern reader, is the least interesting of the four.

A Modest Proposal, like the third book of Gulliver's Travels, also stands the test of time with its entertaining satire.

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