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A Tale of A Tub (1704)
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Jonathan Swift spent many years in Dublin as the Dean Of St Patricks and with a rather complicated domestic life. A great campaigner for social reform for the mentally ill at his death his estate was left to fund a hospital for their care. His works are uniformly wonderful. In this, 'A Modest Proposal' it is satire at its very best.
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