Jonathan Swift's brilliant and iconic essay "A Modest Proposal" playfully suggests the Irish solve their population problem by eating their babies, of course. Neville Jason captures the tongue-in-cheek tone pitch-perfectly. He speaks with clarity, capitalizing on seamless enunciation and his lyrical British accent. Jason's series of famous essays provide perfect fillers for that short drive or after-dinner lull. They are quick brain teasers by literature's greats that feed the soul, unlike flipping channels or scrolling around on that phone.
This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.