Eighteenth Century

“A Modest Proposal”: Its Historical Context and Relation to “The Lady’s Dressing Room”

While I read Jonathan Swift’s satirical “A Modest Proposal,” I assumed it was written in the mid to late eighteenth century since cannibalism is its main solution to the poor economic conditions in Ireland. Therefore, at the end of the article, I was surprised to see that it was published in 1729 because the first … Continue reading