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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume I: The Early Writings

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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume I: The Early Writings by Edmund Burke
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Volume 1 of the Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke presents Burke's early literary writings up to 1765, and before he became a key political figure. It is the first fully annotated and critical edition, with comprehensive notes and an authoritative introduction. The writings published here introduce readers to Burke's early attempts at a public voice. They demonstrate in a variety of ways how determined he was to become involved in the social and intellectual life of his times. The one work of Burke's early life which has long been recognized as having prime critical significance, the Sublime and the Beautiful, is naturally found here. In addition the volume includes the first fully edited version of other works which have been neglected, notably the Vindication of Natural Society, a substantial satire on current philosophical and religious thought, the Abridgement of English History and the Hints for an Essay on the Drama. The volume also prints reliable texts of his early poems and prose 'characters' as well as the first complete text of The Reformer since it was first published in 1748. This was a weekly paper devoted principally to the Dublin cultural scene and was edited by Burke shortly after he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin.
Release date NZ
June 26th, 1997
Author
Contributors
Edited by Paul Langford Edited by William B. Todd Volume editor James T. Boulton Volume editor T.O. McLoughlin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
608
Dimensions
163x242x38
ISBN-13
9780198224150
Product ID
2247655

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