The Portable Edmund Burke

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The intellectual wellspring of modern political conservatism, Edmund Burke is also considered a significant figure in aesthetic theory and cultural studies. As a member of the House of Commons during the late eighteenth century, Burke shook Parliament with his powerful defense of the American Revolution and the rights of persecuted Catholics in England and Ireland; his indictment of the English rape of the Indian subcontinent; and, most famously, his denouncement of English Jacobin sympathizers during the French Revolution. The Portable Edmund Burke is the fullest one- volume survey of Burke's thought, with sections devoted to his writings on history and culture, politics and society, the American Revolution, Ireland, colonialism and India, and the French Revolution. This volume also includes excerpts from his letters and an informative Introduction surveying Burke's life, ideas, and his reception and influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College. A lifelong member of Parliament, Burke was the author of A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, A Vindication of Natural Society, and Reflections on the Revolution in France.
Isaac Kramnick was born in 1938 and educated at Harvard University, where he received a B.A. degree in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1965, and at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, Yale and Cornell, where he is now Professor of Government. He is married to Miriam Brody Kramnick and lives in Ithaca, New York. Among his publications are Bolingbroke and His Circle, The Rage of Edmund Burke and numerous articles on eighteenth century topics. He has edited William Godwin’s Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, The Federalist Papers by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and, with Michael Foot, The Thomas Paine Reader for the Penguin Classics. Most recently he is the author, with Barry Sheerman, MP, of Laski: A Lift on the Left.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jul 1, 1999
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Pages
624
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ISBN
9781101127407
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Collections / Essays
Philosophy / Political
Political Science / History & Theory
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 The British statesman Edmund Burke is an important figure in the history of political theory. Burke is chiefly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, Catholic emancipation and for his later objections of the French Revolution, leading to his becoming a leading figure in the conservative faction of the Whig Party. This comprehensive eBook presents Burke’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burke’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the major works

* Rare pamphlets and political works, not available in other collections

* Includes ‘The Reformer’ articles, published when Burke was eighteen-years old — first time in digital print

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Includes Burke’s letters and speeches - spend hours exploring the statesman’s diverse works

* Features two biographies - discover Burke’s literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Books

A VINDICATION OF NATURAL SOCIETY

A PHILOSOPHICAL ENQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS OF THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL

AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA

AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ENGLISH HISTORY

A SHORT ACCOUNT OF A LATE SHORT ADMINISTRATION

OBSERVATIONS ON A LATE STATE OF THE NATION

THOUGHTS ON THE CAUSE OF THE PRESENT DISCONTENTS

THE LETTERS OF VALENS

REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INDIA

A REPRESENTATION TO HIS MAJESTY, MOVED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

ARTICLES OF CHARGE OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS AGAINST WARREN HASTINGS, ESQUIRE

REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE

APPEAL FROM THE NEW TO THE OLD WHIGS

THOUGHTS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS

THOUGHTS ON THE PROSPECT OF A REGICIDE PEACE

THREE MEMORIALS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS

THOUGHTS AND DETAILS ON SCARCITY

THE CATHOLIC CLAIMS

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS


The Speeches

LIST OF SPEECHES


The Letters

LIST OF LETTERS


The Biographies

INTRODUCTION TO EDMUND BURKE by Sidney Carleton Newsom

EDMUND BURKE by John Morley


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