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  • Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters

    Thomas Paine, Eric Foner

    Hardcover (Library of America, March 1, 1995)
    Thomas Paine was the impassioned democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, and this volume brings together his best-known works: Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, along with a selection of letters, articles and pamphlets that emphasizes Paine's American years. “I know not whether any man in the world,” wrote John Adams in 1805, “has had more influence on its inhabitants or affairs for the last thirty years than Tom Paine.” The impassioned democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, Paine wrote for his mass audience with vigor, clarity, and “common sense.” This Library of America volume is the first major new edition of his work in 50 years, and the most comprehensive single-volume collection of his writings available. Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37 after a life of obscurity and failure in England. Within fourteen months he published Common Sense, the most influential pamphlet for the American Revolution, and began a career that would see him prosecuted in England, imprisoned and nearly executed in France, and hailed and reviled in the American nation he helped create. In Common Sense, Paine set forth an inspiring vision of an independent America as an asylum for freedom and an example of popular self-government in a world oppressed by despotism and hereditary privilege. The American Crisis, begun during “the times that try men’s souls” in 1776, is a masterpiece of popular pamphleteering in which Paine vividly reports current developments, taunts and ridicules British adversaries, and enjoins his readers to remember the immense stakes of their struggle. Among the many other items included in the volume are the combative “Forester” letters, written in a reply to a Tory critic of Common Sense, and several pieces concerning the French Revolution, including an incisive argument against executing Louis XVI. Rights of Man (1791–1792), written in response to Edmund Burke’s attacks on the French Revolution, is a bold vision of an egalitarian society founded on natural rights and unbound by tradition. Paine’s detailed proposal for government assistance to the poor inspired generations of subsequent radicals and reformers. The Age of Reason (1794–1795), Paine’s most controversial work, is an unrestrained assault on the authority of the Bible and a fervent defense of the benevolent God of deism. Included in this volume are a detailed chronology of Paine’s life, informative notes, an essay on the complex printing history of Paine’s work, and an index.LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
  • Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The American Crisis / The Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal

    Thomas Paine

    eBook (Coyote Canyon Press, Nov. 20, 2010)
    Included here are the writings that forged the spirit of the American nation: Common Sense, The American Crisis, The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason. Through these writings, Paine proved the pen is mightier than the sword.
  • Thomas Paine : Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 22, 2017)
    Four of Thomas Paine's finest and most succinct works of political philosophy are collected in this superb compilation, which has Paine's original and vital tables appended. A much-respected thinker of his time, and a Founding Father of the United States, Thomas Paine wrote a number of political treatises. These discussed ideas that were potent in the climate of the eighteenth century as the United States emerged as a young nation. The works contained in this volume are as follows: Common Sense - One of Paine's most famous works, Common Sense advocates and discusses the reasons why the Thirteen Colonies would be in a better position by forming their own, independent nation. Published at first anonymously at the dawn of the American Revolution in January 1776, this eloquent document enjoyed huge circulation, and was appreciated for effectively summarizing the grievances that the colonists had with the British administration. The Crisis - Also titled 'The American Crisis', this essay by Paine discusses the many challenges and hardships that the separatists face in their violent struggle for independence. Paine published this work in a total of sixteen parts, each of which was signed 'Common Sense' in reference to his authorship of his earlier, famed essay. Each installment served to buoy fighting spirits and maintain the revolution's strength by reminding the people of the worthiness of the cause. Rights of Man (Parts I and II) - This lengthy treatise discusses the fundamental and inalienable rights of an oppressed people to revolt. Published in two parts at the time of the French revolution in 1791 and 1792, Paine mounts a spirited defense of violent overthrow during circumstances where government does not ensure the inalienable rights of its people. The book itself varies between logical arguments, emotional and rhetorical appeals, and contemporary narratives, evidencing the hurried pace at which Paine assembled his defense. The Age of Reason (Parts I, II and III) - In this three-part work, published in 1794, 1795, and 1807, Paine disparages the traditional system of the Christian church and organised religion, and the Bible as a book beyond question. It sold well and was praised by critics of the established church, but aroused great opposition from religious figures. Thomas Jefferson advised Paine to delay publication of the final part for fear of backlash; as such, it did not appear until 1807. Renowned as one of the foremost intellectuals and political theorists of the 18th century, Thomas Paine would enjoy a sizable reputation both in the fledgling United States and in Europe. His political activism, which embodied the spirit of self-determination with which Americans fought, remains much-admired by historians and individuals alike in the present day.
  • Thomas Paine: Collected Writings: Common Sense | The Crisis | Rights of Man |The Age of Reason

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (Independently published, Feb. 25, 2019)
    ** Some Original illustrations included**Author's Biography Also included.This Paperback edition contains collection of the best writings bythomas paine ; which include**Common Sense** : Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.**The American Crisis** : The American Crisis is a pamphlet series by eighteenth century Enlightenment philosopher and author, Thomas Paine, originally published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution. Often known as, The American Crisis, or simply, The Crisis, there are 16 pamphlets in total. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, with three additional pamphlets released between 1777 and 1783. The first of the pamphlets was published in Pennsylvania Journal on December 19, 1776. Paine signed the pamphlets with the pseudonym, "Common Sense".**The Age of Reason** : The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a work by English and American political activist Thomas Paine, arguing for the philosophical position of Deism. It follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It was published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807.**Rights of Man** : Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).It was published in two parts in March 1791 and February 1792.
  • Thomas Paine -- Collected Writings Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 1, 2018)
    Thomas Paine Collected Writings: Common Sense The Crisis Rights of Man The Age of Reason
  • Thomas Paine -- Collected Writings Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Agrarian Justice

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (Stellar Classics, May 12, 2016)
    Thomas Paine's collected writings - Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Agrarian Justice.
  • Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 5, 2009)
    Thomas Paine's Collected Writings which include Common Sense, The Rights of Man, The American Crisis, and The Age of Reason written by legendary author Thomas Paine is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Thomas Paine's Collected Writings which include Common Sense, The Rights of Man, The American Crisis, and The Age of Reason is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Thomas Paine is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, Thomas Paine's Collected Writings which include Common Sense, The Rights of Man, The American Crisis, and The Age of Reason would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
  • Thomas Paine: Collected Writings: Common Sense | The Crisis | Rights of Man |The Age of Reason

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (Independently published, Aug. 6, 2019)
    ** Some Original illustrations included**Author's Biography Also included.This Paperback edition contains collection of the best writings by thomas paine ; which include**Common Sense** : Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.**The American Crisis** : The American Crisis is a pamphlet series by eighteenth century Enlightenment philosopher and author, Thomas Paine, originally published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution. Often known as, The American Crisis, or simply, The Crisis, there are 16 pamphlets in total. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, with three additional pamphlets released between 1777 and 1783. The first of the pamphlets was published in Pennsylvania Journal on December 19, 1776. Paine signed the pamphlets with the pseudonym, "Common Sense".**The Age of Reason** : The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a work by English and American political activist Thomas Paine, arguing for the philosophical position of Deism. It follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It was published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807.**Rights of Man** : Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).It was published in two parts in March 1791 and February 1792.
  • Thomas Paine -- Collected Writings: Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Agrarian Justice

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jan. 7, 2013)
    Thomas Paine's collected writings - Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Agrarian Justice.
  • Thomas Paine - Collected Writings Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Agrarian Justice

    Thomas Paine

    Paperback (Dead Authors Society, March 15, 2018)
    Thomas Paine's collected writings - Common Sense; The Crisis; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Agrarian Justice.
  • Thomas Paine: Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason

    By (author) Thomas Paine

    Paperback (Createspace, March 15, 2009)
    Thomas Paine's Collected Writings which include Common Sense, The Rights of Man, The American Crisis, and The Age of Reason written by legendary author Thomas Paine is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Thomas Paine's Collected Writings which include Common Sense, The Rights of M...