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The Superhero Satires By Armando Simon
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A collection of my four superhero satire novels. Psycho-Babble: on childhood Black Dog: on motivation Freeport: on location Madness: on drugs
Thus Satirized Jonathan Swift By Students’ Academy
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"Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced." ---Jonathan... More > Swift Born in Dublin on 30 November 1667, of English parents, Swift was the greatest satirist of his age. He was educated at Kilkenny College and Trinity College Dublin. He went to England in 1689 and became secretary to Sir William Temple at Moor Park, Farnham, Surrey; while there he met the young Esther Johnson, who, as `Stella', was to remain a close friend for life. Ordained in the Church of Ireland in 1695, he was appointed curate at Kilroot, near Lame, Co. Antrim, where he stayed for just one year. His first major work, A Tale of a Tub (1704), was a satirical attack on `the Abuses and Corruptions in Learning and Religion'. Between 1699-1710 he was in London to represent the Church of Ireland seeking the relief from ecclesiastical taxes.< Less
The People of the Shade: A Satire of America In the Future By Regina
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The author has some promise as a pamphleteer although I would recommend that he keep his daytime job.” –New Delhi Gazette “I would like to say it was idealistic and exhilarating... More > with careful craft and something like a moral code but I found myself, instead, candidly hoping it would end sooner.” –Mickey R. Hokie “This is, without doubt, the worst first novel I have ever read and that includes Barbra’s Boxer Shorts and The Teahouse Of The August Moron” –Ellen O. Gaskell “His grammar and syntax are more than adequate with an exemplary vocabulary. The author even provides a few moments of interest and excitement for the reader. Any beginning student of English Composition might do worse than study this work.” --Professor Ingot Dombrowski, Professor Emeritus, Strawberry Fields University< Less
The People of the Shade: A Satire of America in the Future By Regina
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The author has some promise as a pamphleteer although I would recommend that he keep his daytime job.” –New Delhi Gazette “I would like to say it was idealistic and exhilarating... More > with careful craft and something like a moral code but I found myself, instead, candidly hoping it would end sooner.” –Mickey R. Hokie “This is, without doubt, the worst first novel I have ever read and that includes Barbra’s Boxer Shorts and The Teahouse Of The August Moron” –Ellen O. Gaskell “His grammar and syntax are more than adequate with an exemplary vocabulary. The author even provides a few moments of interest and excitement for the reader. Any beginning student of English Composition might do worse than study this work.” --Professor Ingot Dombrowski, Professor Emeritus, Strawberry Fields University< Less
Henry Fielding Series: Pasquin - A Dramatic Satire on the Times By Henry Fielding
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Pasquin by Henry Fielding was first printed in 1736; it was subtitled "A Dramatic Satire on the Times"; it is a famous satirical attack on pantomime, which was then in vogue on the English... More > stage. It is one of a series of dangerously political plays that led directly to the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737. The play is set on a stage during a morning play rehearsal. The actors are actually rehearsing two plays, a comedy and a tragedy, before an overbearing director and some lookers-on.< Less
EXEMPLARIE NOVELLS By Miguel de Cervantes
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Miguel de Cervantes' classic collection of 12 novellas - includes 'The Gypsy Girl', 'Rinconete & Cortadillo', 'The Glass Licentiate, 'The Dogs' Colloquy' - romance, adventure, satire, comedy -... More > translated into the English of Cervantes' time.< Less
Zealotry: A novel By Brian Johnson
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Zealotry is satirical, romantic, dirty, and biblical. Set in millennial New York, the novel describes a year in the life of a young couple in an open marriage. The novel's central characters are... More > Martin and Alice, who have moved from the Midwest to New York in the aftermath of the Lewinsky scandal, on the eve of the terror attacks. Their careers satirize public relations, publishing, and legal freelancing, while their social misadventures drive a kaleidoscopic sex comedy. From gay clubs to corporate towers and drug dealers to the literati, Zealotry is a daring novel that presents a shrewd assault on New York. At its heart, Zealotry grapples with the modern conscience. Martin and Alice hunger for real values in a culture of corruption. The novel explores the tensions between love and sex, and responsibility and guilt. It abounds with parables and moral conflict. Zealotry is a story of love and defiance in an age of decline.< Less
Zealotry: A novel By Brian Johnson
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Zealotry is satirical, romantic, dirty, and biblical. Set in millennial New York, the novel describes a year in the life of a young couple in an open marriage. The novel's central characters are... More > Martin and Alice, who have moved from the Midwest to New York in the aftermath of the Lewinsky scandal, on the eve of the terror attacks. Their careers satirize public relations, publishing, and legal freelancing, while their social misadventures drive a kaleidoscopic sex comedy. From gay clubs to corporate towers and drug dealers to the literati, Zealotry is a daring novel that presents a shrewd assault on New York. At its heart, Zealotry grapples with the modern conscience. Martin and Alice hunger for real values in a culture of corruption. The novel explores the tensions between love and sex, and responsibility and guilt. It abounds with parables and moral conflict. Zealotry is a story of love and defiance in an age of decline.< Less
Wanda Motherwell, a novel By G. V. Simmons
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Senator Wanda Motherwell, liberal luminary, goes to the rescue of the last of the Tierra del Fuegans. She returns to her office with more than she knows. Helping her are: Magnus Musgrave, an... More > inactive Episcopal bishop; Skipper Sprague, a millionaire friend of his; Grace Goodall who lives up to her name; Manuel Fragoza, illegal immigrant, impostor, and hero; Emily and Penelope, Smithies who suprise themselves; Patrick O'Feeley, who literally falls into love; Dr. Rodney Livermore, a dermatologist, who is not the fool he’s taken for; Sheila Livermore, his radical-chic wife, who is. Arrayed against the Senator are: Foster Aiello, a political rival; Gertrude Gruntling, feminist firebrand; Prunella Parrish, calculating clergyperson; Golda Glass, "wymynist" childcare expert — and a supporting cast of priests and politicos, fanatics and feminists, children and cannibals. The Senator's experience of motherhood transforms her relationships and leads to the insight that her infant daughter has exercised enormous power.< Less
Utopia: Sir Thomas More’s Classic Book of Social and Political Satire, Depicting the Customs and Morals of a Utopian Society (Hardcover) By Thomas More & Gilbert Burnet
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Thomas More's classic of political philosophy depicts an island society where all residents lives in harmony with one another. Published in 1516, Utopia sees Sir Thomas More advances many tenets of... More > what he views to be a perfect society. His use of the word 'utopia' as the name of the harmonious island nation he writes about entered the popular vernacular, and is now used to describe any society where life is perfect for all of its inhabitants. More describes the social customs, means of transport, a lack of private property, trust between residents who do not lock their doors, a simple spartan lifestyle free of ostentation, a welfare state, free health care, a priesthood permitted to marry, and gender equality when it comes to matters of work. Those who commit crime are sentenced to slavery, with slaves also imported to carry out domestic duties in Utopia's households.< Less

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