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Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

F.P. Lock


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 Ideas of 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 to exercise ... More

Keywords: Edmund Burke, eighteenth century, Dublin, London, English politics, Member of Parliament, political thought, father of conservatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226634
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F.P. Lock, author
Professor of English, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.