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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; Vintage Books ed. edition (9 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400077222
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400077229
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.6 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 883,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Support[ed] with great passion and wide-ranging scholarship. . . . Himmelfarb has written a keenly argued and thought-provoking intellectual history of the 18th century. San Francisco Chronicle
Exciting intellectual pugilism E Himmelfarb mounts a vigorous argument that the British [Enlightenment] was reformist rather than subversive, respectful of the past and present even while looking forward to a more egalitarian future. The New York Times Book Review
[Himmelfarb s] writing . . . has a verve and sharpness. . . . It is a pleasure to read. The New York Review of Books
Exceptionally well written and clever. The Washington Post Book World
Himmelfarb has one of the keenest intellects of our time. The Houston Chronicle"

-Support[ed] with great passion and wide-ranging scholarship. . . . Himmelfarb has written a keenly argued and thought-provoking intellectual history of the 18th century.- -San Francisco Chronicle
-Exciting intellectual pugilism E Himmelfarb mounts a vigorous argument that the British [Enlightenment] was reformist rather than subversive, respectful of the past and present even while looking forward to a more egalitarian future.- -The New York Times Book Review
-[Himmelfarb's] writing . . . has a verve and sharpness. . . . It is a pleasure to read.- -The New York Review of Books
-Exceptionally well written and clever.--The Washington Post Book World
-Himmelfarb has one of the keenest intellects of our time.- -The Houston Chronicle

"Support[ed] with great passion and wide-ranging scholarship. . . . Himmelfarb has written a keenly argued and thought-provoking intellectual history of the 18th century." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Exciting intellectual pugilism E Himmelfarb mounts a vigorous argument that the British [Enlightenment] was reformist rather than subversive, respectful of the past and present even while looking forward to a more egalitarian future." -The New York Times Book Review

"[Himmelfarb's] writing . . . has a verve and sharpness. . . . It is a pleasure to read." -The New York Review of Books

"Exceptionally well written and clever."-The Washington Post Book World

"Himmelfarb has one of the keenest intellects of our time." -The Houston Chronicle

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A keenly argued and thought-provoking history of the British, French and American Enlightenments with an introduction by Gordon Brown. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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