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Reflections On The Revolution In France

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Author: Burke, Edmund
ISBN: 9780140432046
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 1982
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 195mm x 130mm x 19mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Burke’s seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution’s attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change – and deplores the influence Burke feared the revolution might have in Britain. Reflections on the Revolution in France is now widely regarded as a classic statement of conservative political thought, and is one of the eighteenth century’s great works of political rhetoric.