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This is an auction for ANGLOMANIA: A EUROPEAN LOVE AFFAIR, by Ian Buruma.

"Readable and intelligent."
--The Economist

"Buruma's own and his family's story is artfully woven through the various tales of Anglomania, making this both a memoir and a work of intellectual history."
-- New York Times Book Review

"Imaginative, original--wittily written."
-- Washington Post Book World

"By reviewing "what Europeans particularly admired (or loathed) about Britain and how much, if anything, of these virtues (or vices) have survived," the author analyses the feasibility of full English participation in the proposed European Union. A historically significant scrutiny of Anglophilia rife with compelling contemporary implications."
- Booklist (US)

Amazon.com review:

"To some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, and political moderation. To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this lively and diverting social history, noted author Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, provides an incisive look at anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the last two centuries. From passionate enthusiasts like Voltaire and Goethe, to exiles like Garibaldi and Herzen, to colourful England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania gives a sharply satirical account of Europe's sometimes comical, sometimes deadly prejudices, and explains why England's individuality and her relationship with Europe is still vitally important as we enter the twenty-first century."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1998

304 pages.

Near new condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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