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

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Number of Pages: 416

Genre: Philosophy

Series Title: Signet Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Signet Classics

Age Range: Teen

Author: Thomas Paine

Language: English

Street Date: July 1, 2003
TCIN: 11692278
UPC: 9780451528896
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9313

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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

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