Satire genre books (11)

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings by Jonathan Swift EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
The political dilemma of Ireland; the state of faith in England; the charms of the Beggar's Opera; the importance of puns . . . This selection gathers together some of Swift's most brilliant prose, from high politics to social gossip, from savage tirades to lighthearted social satire. In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.
Genre Satire
Recommended: 09 May 2023


Candide by Voltaire EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / France flag France
Genre Satire
Recommended: 04 Apr 2023

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle : A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut EN

Rating: 4     146 Votes
“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and i... continue


Manalive by G. K. Chesterton EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Light-hearted work introduces Innocent Smith, a bubbly, eccentric gentleman of questionable character, into the lives of a group of young disillusioned people -- and the result is inspired, high-spirited nonsense.

Now You See Us

Now You See Us by Balli Kaur Jaswal EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Singapore flag Singapore
We are invisible: we clean your houses, we look after your children, we know your secrets. But now you know one of ours...
Recommended: 31 May 2023

The Gambler

The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia

The Greedy Barbarian

The Greedy Barbarian : A Novel by Kakwenza Rukirabashaija EN

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Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
When Bekunda and her toddler son, Kayibanda, cross an international border, they are in dire straits and desperately need sanctuary, human kindness and divine favor. The new country gives them sanctuary, the natives show them kindness and the local spirits do the miraculous on their behalf. But can Kayibanda be as gracious to his new country as it has been to him? Can he overcome his profoundly flawed nature, which appears to be hereditary?
Genre Satire
Recommended: 10 Mar 2023


The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov EN

Rating: 5     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
Genre Satire
Recommended: 01 Jul 2022


The Physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
Theatre program.
Genre Satire
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
The Time of the Hero has been acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author's native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group of cadets attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic ragging, military discipline, confinement and boredom. But their pranks set off a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy. 'A work of undeniable power and ski... continue
Genre Satire
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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