Letters of Edmund Burke - A Selection Edited with an Introduction

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Originally published in 1897, this early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Contents include; The function of Latin, Chansons De Geste, The Matter of Britain, Antiquity in Romance, The making of English and the settlement of European Prosody, Middle High German Poetry, The 'Fox, ' The 'Rose, ' and the minor Contributions of France, Icelandic and Provencal, The Literature of the Peninsulas, and Conclusion..... Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwor

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About the author (2007)

Born in Manchester, England, and educated at New College, Oxford, the British political scientist and Labor party leader Harold Laski taught history at Harvard University from 1916 to 1920. At that time, he returned to England to teach at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he remained until his death. His name and the London School became almost synonymous terms in the minds of many, particularly students from the United States and from Asia and Africa, who learned from Laski the political knowledge necessary to overthrow their British rulers. A brilliant lecturer, he espoused a modified form of Marxism while holding a strong belief in individual freedom. Laski was a prolific writer and an active Socialist politician as well as a sensitive commentator on British and U.S. political institutions. Oddly, the letters that he exchanged during a period of 19 years with his American friend, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, published in two volumes in 1953, are read and appreciated more widely today than any of his books.

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