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
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Second Treatise of Government

Author: John Locke,C. B. Macpherson

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844963

Category: Political science

Page: 148

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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.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 287

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THOMAS PAINE: MAJOR WORKS: COMMON SENSE / THE AMERICAN CRISIS / THE RIGHTS OF MAN / THE AGE OF REASON / AGRARIAN JUSTICE

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326978802

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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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.
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Age of Reason

The Definitive Edition

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615983820

Category: Rationalism

Page: 250

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Age of Reason, The Definitive Edition, includes Paine's original two volumes of Age of Reason, plus his third volume which remained unreleased until 1807. President Thomas Jefferson convinced Paine not to publish his third volume in 1802, as Paine originally intended, out of fear of the backlash it may cause. Now, thanks to this edition of Paine's Age of Reason, the modern reader can enjoy Paine's three-volume original work in one distinguished manuscript.
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Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey

Author: Marcus Garvey

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611385X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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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."
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The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings

Marx, Marat, Paine, Mao Tse-Tung, Gandhi and Others

Author: Bob Blaisdell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113965

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Concise anthology presents broad selection of writings: Declaration of Independence, Declaration of the Rights of Man, Communist Manifesto, plus works by Lenin, Trotsky, Marat, Danton, Rousseau, Gandhi, Mao, other leading figures in revolutionary thought.
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On the Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111806

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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A milestone of political science, Rousseau's 1762 work argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is rife with inequality. He proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens.
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Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637237

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.
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A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605203696

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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[F]rom the moment one man began to stand in need of another's assistance; from the moment it appeared an advantage for one man to possess the quantity of provisions requisite for two, all equality vanished; property started up; labour became necessary; and boundless forests became smiling fields, which it was found necessary to water with human sweat, and in which slavery and misery were soon seen to sprout out and grow with the fruits of the earth. -from "Second Part" Was man better off before he invented "civil society"? From where does social inequality spring? Did the development of agriculture and technology doom most of humanity to an everlasting enslavement to the tiny minority of the wealthy and the strong? This 1754 essay, written in response to concepts of the "natural man" developed by philosopher Thomas Hobbes, explores such ideas, radical at the time and still considered such today. Rousseau's thoughts continue to be echoed, however, in modern philosophical movements from feminism to environmentalism, and ensure that his examination of the history of human civilization, in its broadest sense, remains vital today. Swiss philosopher JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778) was a dramatic influence on the French revolution, 19th-century communism, the American Founding Fathers, and much modern political thought. His works include Discourse on the Arts and Sciences (1750), Discourse on Political Economy (1755), and The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762).
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Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom

A Book of Quotations

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111008

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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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.
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The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 413

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Thomas Paine

Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Author: Craig Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143112389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

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A profile of the United States and French Republic founder describes him as a controversial figure who helped shape the revolutionary age, in an account that discusses his rise to fame and prominence, and his relationships with his contemporaries.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal experimentation

Page: 249

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Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633433

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.
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Herland

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623959632

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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When their plane crashes in the jungles of South America, the explorers find a hidden civilization that it more advance than their own. The look for the male leaders of the society and discover a utopian all-woman civilization. Herland is a novel by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, the feminist author perhaps best known for her short story, The Yellow Wallpaper. In Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gillman is able to explore her ideas about gender, motherhood, community and sexuality in a science-fiction story that transcended the boundaries of late 19th century society. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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