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A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works

By Jonathan Swift
  • ISBN Code: : 0486110753
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 64
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Treasury of five shorter works includes title piece plus The Battle of the Books, A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick, A Discourse Concerning the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit and The Abolishing of Christianity in England.

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Landmark collection of essays, originally published in 1918, explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization, i.e., the struggle to reconcile unconscious desires with socially acceptable behavior.

New Atlantis and The City of the Sun

By Francis Bacon,Tomasso Campanella
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Book Code : 048683266X
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Book Short Summary:

Campanella was a student of logic and physics; Bacon focused on politics and philosophy — but despite their authors' differences, both of these utopian visions reflect the spirit of 17th-century philosophy.

Decolonizing Enlightenment

By Nikita Dhawan
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  • Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Book Code : 3847403141
  • Total of Pages : 335
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 597
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Book Short Summary:

Do norms of justice, human rights and democracy enable disenfranchised communities? Or do they simply reinforce relations of domination between those who are constituted as dispensers of justice, rights and aid, and those who are coded as receivers? Critical race theorists, feminists and queer and postcolonial theorists confront these questions and offer critical perspectives.

Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486130657
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Delicious comedy of manners concerning two sisters, who appear to have been deserted by the young men they had intended to marry. Humor, perception, incomparable prose.