The Absentee

Lord Colambre, the sensitive hero of the novel, finds that his mother Lady Clonbrony s attempts to buy her way into the high society of London are only ridiculed, while his father, Lord Clonbrony, is in serious debt as a result of his wife s lifestyle Colambre travels incognito to Ireland to see th

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia However, Burke s analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one