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Edmund Burke

Philosopher, Politician (1-Jan-1729 — 9-Jul-1797)


Robert Bisset. The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending an Impartial Account of His Literary and Political Efforts, and a Sketch of the Conduct and Character of His Most Eminent Associates, Coadjutors, and Opponents. London: George Cawthorn. 1800. (2 vols.) 457pp. + 462pp.

Steven Blakemore. Intertextual War: Edmund Burke and the French Revolution in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and James Mackintosh. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1997. 256pp.

Alfred Cobban. Edmund Burke and the Revolt Against the Eighteenth Century: A Study of the Political and Social Thinking of Burke, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. London: George Allen & Unwin. 1929. 280pp.

Thomas Copeland. Our Eminent Friend, Edmund Burke: Six Essays. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1949. 251pp.

L. W. Cowie. Edmund Burke, 1729-1797: A Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1994. 137pp. 1,218 entries.

Ian Crowe. An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing The Life And Thought of Edmund Burke. University of Missouri Press. 2005. 247pp.

Russell Kirk. Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. 1967. 255pp.

Harold J. Laski (editor). Letters of Edmund Burke: A Selection. Oxford University Press. 1922. 430pp.

Sir Philip Magnus. Edmund Burke: A Life. London: John Murray. 1939. 567pp.

John Morley. Edmund Burke: A Historical Study. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1924. 255pp.

Bertram Newman. Edmund Burke. London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.. 1927. 348pp.

Conor Cruise O'Brien. The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke. University of Chicago Press. 1994. 768pp.

Frank O'Gorman. Edmund Burke: His Political Philosophy. Indiana University Press. 1973. 153pp.

Daniel I. O'Neill. The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate: Savagery, Civilization, and Democracy. Penn State Press. 2007. 291pp.

Peter J. Stanlis. Edmund Burke and the Natural Law. University of Michigan Press. 1958. 311pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.231)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.110)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.59)

  9. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.67-69)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.152)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.79)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.87)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.108-11)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.75)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.76)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.110)

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