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Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund_Burke_by_James_NorthcoteReflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 work by Edmund Burke. The best-known critique of the revolution, it was originally written with a polemical purpose which deployed elements of satire as well as more considered arguments in attacking the revolutionaries and their British supporters.

Although many of Burke's factual claims have warranted close historical scrutiny, the influence of his ideas about the organic nature of society and the dangers of radical change based on abstract theory, have nevertheless made the Reflections a founding text of modern conservative thought.

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Free online texts
Early Modern Texts: Reflections on the Revolution in France, adapted and translated into modern English, by Jonathan Bennett. PDF format.
Gutenberg: The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol III. EPUB, HTML, MOBI and TXT formats.
Internet Archive: On the Sublime and Beatiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, Letter to a Noble Lord. Harvard Classics edition. EPUB, MOBI, PDF and TXT formats.
University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): Reflections on the Revolution in France. EPUB, MOBI and HTML formats.
Wikisource: Reflections on the Revolution in France. HTML and other formats.

Other Resources
BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Edmund Burke. Melvyn Bragg with Karen O'Brien, Richard Bourke and John Keane.
Librivox: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Free public domain audiobook.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Edmund Burke
Wikipedia: Edmund Burke - Reflections on the Revolution in France

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes
Bloom's Western Canon: The Reflections is listed.
Richard Price: A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Men
Tom Paine: The Rights of Man
Hippolyte Taine: Origins of Contemporary France
Thomas Carlyle: The French Revolution - A History
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities


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