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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico; 2nd ed edition (4 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845952081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845952082
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Berlin restored the history of ideas to its true place as a key to unlock the past and explain the present. It was a notable achievement. This book sustains it." (Raymond Carr Spectator)

"To read Isaiah Berlin is above all to listen to a voice, effervescent, quizzical, often self-mocking, but always full of gaiety and amusement." (John Dunn Times Literary Supplement)

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"A history of ideas that possesses all the drama of a novel, all the immediacy of headline news." (Michiko Kakutani New York Times)

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A new, fully revised edition of Isaiah Berlin's magnificent history of ideas. Features a new foreword by John Banville.

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Thank you; the book has at last arrived - yesterday, 14th. October. Where was it all this time, I wonder. Anyway, I am enjoying it.
It would be impertinent for me to review any book by Isaiah Berlin, don't you think? so let's leave it at that. I hope if I make any further orders, the books may come a bit quicker.

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