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  • Published: 30 September 1982
  • ISBN: 9780140432046
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Reflections On The Revolution In France


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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.

  • Pub date: 30 September 1982
  • ISBN: 9780140432046
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

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