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Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine - (Signet Classics) (Paperback)

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  • A volume of Thomas Paine's most essential works, showcasing one of American history's most eloquent proponents of democracy.
  • About the Author: Thomas Paine was born in England in 1737 and worked as a schoolteacher, storekeeper, and customs inspector before moving to Philadelphia in 1774.
  • 416 Pages
  • Philosophy, Political
  • Series Name: Signet Classics

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About the Book



Noted works by one of the most eloquent proponents of democracy are together in this one volume. Paine's 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense" is joined by "The Rights of Man, " his defense of the French Revolution, and selections from "The Crisis."



Book Synopsis



A volume of Thomas Paine's most essential works, showcasing one of American history's most eloquent proponents of democracy.

Upon publication, Thomas Paine's modest pamphlet Common Sense shocked and spurred the foundling American colonies of 1776 to action. It demanded freedom from Britain--when even the most fervent patriots were only advocating tax reform. Paine's daring prose paved the way for the Declaration of Independence and, consequently, the Revolutionary War. For "without the pen of Paine," as John Adams said, "the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain."

Later, his impassioned defense of the French Revolution, Rights of Man, caused a worldwide sensation. Napoleon, for one, claimed to have slept with a copy under his pillow, recommending that "a statue of gold should be erected to [Paine] in every city in the universe."

Here in one volume, these two complete works are joined with selections from Pain's other major essays, "The Crisis," "The Age of Reason," and "Agrarian Justice."

Includes a Foreword by Jack Fruchtman Jr.
and an Introduction by Sidney Hook



Review Quotes




"Without...Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain."--John Adams



About the Author



Thomas Paine was born in England in 1737 and worked as a schoolteacher, storekeeper, and customs inspector before moving to Philadelphia in 1774. He quickly acquired a reputation as a journalist and published his hugely successful and influential pamphlet Common Sense in 1776. The Crisis, written when Paine was a soldier in the darkest days of the revolution--with its famous opening words, "These are the times that try men's souls"--called for perseverance and prevented Washington's army from disintegrating. To honor him for defending the French Revolution in Rights of Man, France made him a citizen and elected him to their constitutional convention. He died in 1809.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.78 Inches (H) x 4.26 Inches (W) x 1.09 Inches (D)
Weight: .44 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Political
Series Title: Signet Classics
Publisher: Signet Classics
Format: Paperback
Author: Thomas Paine
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2003
TCIN: 11692278
UPC: 9780451528896
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9313
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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