Rights of Man and Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780679433149

Category: History

Page: 306

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Collects Paine's political writings about the American and French revolutions

Second Treatise of Government

Author: John Locke,C. B. Macpherson

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844963

Category: Political science

Page: 148

View: 5697

The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke's time and since.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, English

Page: 287

View: 7515


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 8582

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

Of Men and Numbers

The Story of the Great Mathematicians

Author: Jane Muir

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486289731

Category: Mathematics

Page: 249

View: 1428

Fascinating accounts of the lives and accomplishments of history's greatest mathematical minds, from Pythagoras to Georg Cantor. Muir also provides charming anecdotes about Descartes, Euler, Pascal, and many others, as well as accessible discussions of their contributions to mathematical thought. 30 diagrams. Bibliography.

Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey

Author: Marcus Garvey

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611385X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 3534

This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, among them "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."

Thomas Paine

Britain, America, and France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198816995


Page: 512

View: 5308

Because Paine was so important, how we interpret him has major implications for how we understand the radical and revolutionary traditions in Britain and North America. This book argues that Paine has been the focus of mythmaking, and that a correct understanding of him demands reconsideration of the achievement of human rights, democracy, and internationalism in our own day.

The Turn of the Screw (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Golgotha Press

ISBN: 1610426940

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 1909

The Turn of the Screw is a departure in a sense for Henry James it is a ghost story rather than a story of Americans and Europeans involved in romantic struggles. The Turn of the Screw begins in an old house on Christmas Eve where an old man tells a ghostly tale involving his sister's governess who saw ghosts many years ago. The governess had been left in the complete charge of two children, Miles and Flora, by their uncle. He wants nothing to do with them and tells her she must deal with any issue that arises.

Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom

A Book of Quotations

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111008

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 7038

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.


Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326978802

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 1502

Thomas Paine (or Pain; February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination." Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine migrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. Virtually every rebel read (or listened to a reading of) his powerful pamphlet Common Sense (1776), proportionally the all-time best-selling American title, which crystallized the rebellious demand for independence from Great Britain.

Last Men in London

Author: Olaf Stapledon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486269809

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5320

In this companion to Last and First Men, a being from the remote future investigates 20th-century life by entering a subject's mind and observing his childhood, participation in World War I, and afterward.

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad,Ross C. Murfin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312457537

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

View: 6339

"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.

Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century

Author: Mitchell Co.,Jean L. Druesedow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613704X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 112

View: 5674

Over 100 full-page, royalty-free illustrations document what well-dressed American men wore in early 1900s: checked and striped business suits, sporty knickers and jackets, elegant formal wear, long fur-trimmed coats. Includes variety of accessories.

Basic Writings of Thomas Paine

Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine,Richard Huett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258840730


Page: 632

View: 7095

This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

Common Sense and Other Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Wildside Press

ISBN: 9781434458148


Page: 240

View: 4844

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, political theorist and theologian. As the author of highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, 1776's Common Sense and the series The American Crisis. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. This volume also includes selections from Paine's Rights of Man, written in light of the French Revolution.


A Dual-Language Book

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117634

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1193

DIVVoltaire's brilliant satire on the follies of man, in the original French, with a new and exacting English translation on the opposing page. Weller's critical introduction illuminates the satire's enduring appeal. /div

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 413

View: 2637