At a glance:
- Author: Edmund Burke
- First Published: 1756
- Type of Work: Political satire
- Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Satire
- Subjects: Power, personal or social, Poverty or poor people, Human behavior, Corruption, Aristocracy or aristocrats, Government, Democracy
Edmund Burke’s first important publication, A VINDICATION OF NATURAL SOCIETY, subtitled A VIEW OF THE MISERIES AND EVILS ARISING TO MANKIND FROM EVERY SPECIES OF CIVIL SOCIETY, IN A LETTER TO LORD-——, BY A LATE NOBLE WRITER, satirically attacked the views of Lord Bolingbroke (the late Noble Writer), whose philosophical works had been published posthumously in 1754. By adopting Bolingbroke’s manner, Burke hoped to give a tone of irony and satire to his own opinions on society. So well did he succeed in imitating his model’s...
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