A collection that brings together the author's writings on the French Revolution which anticipate, refine, and summarise the works in his famous “Reflection on the Revolution in France”. It features seven items including “Letter to a Member of the National Assembly”, “Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs”, and “A Letter to a Noble Lord”.
In his famous Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Edmund Burke
excoriated French revolutionary leaders for recklessly destroying France's venerable institutions and way of life. But his war against the French intelligentsia did not end there, and Burke continued to take pen in hand against the Jacobins until his death in 1797. This new collection brings together for the first time Burke's most important essays and letters on the French Revolution. There are seven items in the collection. Taken together, they anticipate, refine, and embellish Burke's Reflections. Included are “Letter to a Member of the National Assembly, ” “Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, ” and “A Letter to a Noble Lord.” A foreword and headnotes to each selection point the reader to some of the key issues.