Edmund Burke: Volume I, 1730-1784

Paperback | October 15, 2008

byF. P Lock

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Edmund Burke (1730-1797) was one of the most profound,versatile, and accomplished thinkers of the eighteenth century. Born and educated in Dublin, he moved to London to study law, but remained to make a career in English politics, completing A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideasof the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) before entering the political arena. A Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, his speeches are still read and studied as classics of political thought, and through his best-known work, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) he has continued toexercise a posthumous influence as `the father of conservatism'.In this, the first of two volumes, F.P. Lock covers the years between 1730-1784, and describes Burke's Irish upbringing and education, early writing, and his parliamentary career throughout the momentous years of the American War of Independence. Lavishly illustrated, the book provides anauthoritative account of the complexity and breadth of Burke's philosophical and political writing and examines its origins in his personal experiences and the political world of his day.

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Edmund Burke (1730-1797) was one of the most profound,versatile, and accomplished thinkers of the eighteenth century. Born and educated in Dublin, he moved to London to study law, but remained to make a career in English politics, completing A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideasof the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) before ...

F.P. Lock is a Professor of English at Queen's University, Kingston.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:578 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.35 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Growing Up Irish, 1730-17442. From a Boy to a Man, 1744-17503. Getting Started, 1750-17574. A Philosophical Enquiry, 17575. Maps of Mankind, 1756-17656. Journalist and Jackal, 1758-17657. Gleams of Prosperity, 1765-17688. Present Discontents, 1768-17709. Squalls and Stagnation, 1770-177310. America and Bristol, 1774-177611. Waiting on Events, 1776-177912. Shears or Hatchets, 1779-178113. Paradise Lost, 1781-1784

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"a work of balanced judgement and painstaking research. F.P. Lock has produced the first volume of what will undoubtedly be the standard modern biography." --J.C.D. Clark, English Historical Review