Title page from Select Works of Edmund Burke, vol. 2

Part of: Select Works of Edmund Burke, 4 vols. Select Works of Edmund Burke, vol. 2

Burke’s classic criticism of the French Revolution. It provoked many replies and Burke returned to the issue again and again.

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