Basic Writings of Thomas Paine

Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine,Richard Huett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258840730

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This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.
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The Writings of Thomas Paine Volume III

(Thomas Paine Masterpiece Collection)

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516986804

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The Writings of Thomas Paine Volume III By Thomas Paine In a letter of Lafayette to Washington ("Paris, 12 Jan., 1790") he writes: "Common Sense is writing for you a brochure where you will see a part of my adventures." It thus appears that the narrative embodied in the reply to Burke ("Rights of Man," Part I.), dedicated to Washington, was begun with Lafayette's collaboration fourteen months before its publication (March 13, 1791). In another letter of Lafayette to Washington (March 17, 1790) he writes: "To Mr. Paine, who leaves for London, I entrust the care of sending you my news.... Permit me, my dear General, to offer you a picture representing the Bastille as it was some days after I gave the order for its demolition. I also pay you the homage of sending you the principal Key of that fortress of despotism. It is a tribute I owe as a son to my adoptive father, as aide-de-camp to my General, as a missionary of liberty to his Patriarch." The Key was entrusted to Paine, and by him to J. Rut-ledge, Jr., who sailed from London in May. I have found in the manuscript despatches of Louis Otto, Charge d' Affaires, several amusing paragraphs, addressed to his govern-ment at Paris, about this Key."
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The Writings of Thomas Paine

Volume 2 - The Rights of Man by Paine: Large Print

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The authorities in power in England during Thomas Paine's lifetime saw him as an agent provocateur who used his seditious eloquence to support the emancipation of slaves and women, the demands of working people, and the rebels of the French and American Revolutions. History, on the other hand, has come to regard him as the figure who gave political cogency to the liberating ideas of the Enlightenment. His great pamphlets, Rights of Man and Common Sense, are now recognized for what they are-classic arguments in defense of the individual's right to assert his or her freedom in the face of tyranny.
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Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300167458

Category: Philosophy

Page: 676

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This volume contains Paine's explosive Common Sense in its entirety, including the Appendix, as well as selections from his other major writings: The American Crisis, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason. It also contains several of his shorter essays. All the documents have been transcribed directly from the originals. Essays by Ian Shapiro, Jonathan Clark, Jane Calvert, and Eileen Hunt Botting illuminate Paine's place in the tumultuous decades surrounding the American and French Revolutions and his larger historical legacy.
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Thomas Paine

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

Author: J. C. D. Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198816995

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Page: 512

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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.
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The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. 1794-1796

The Age of Reason - Part I and II

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Stone Basin Books

ISBN: 9781626544857

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A scathing indictment of what Thomas Paine saw as a corrupt Christian Church, The Age of Reason was met with harsh criticism upon its original publication in 1794. It criticizes the Church's attempts to gather political power and takes a rational approach in its analysis of the Bible as a piece of ordinary literature. Lauded for its accessibility and vigor, this book is an important political work and a foundational document of American democracy. Despite the controversy surrounding its release, The Age of Reason has since become a cornerstone of secularism. And its informal style and irreverent tone successfully introduced the masses to a kind of deistic thought that had been previously restricted to the aristocracy. Perennially compelling for its well-reasoned arguments and historical value, The Age of Reason is a must-read for anyone interested in political theory, religion, or American history.
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Common Sense, the Rights of Man, the Age of Reason (Complete and Unabridged)

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539127703

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Page: 350

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Paine's immensely popular and influential pamphlet Common Sense helped inspire the American colonists. Of Paine John Adams said, "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain." The Rights of Man" was in part a defense of the French Revolution. And in The Age of Reason Paine gives his views on religion. "Part of Paine's work was to render complex ideas intelligible to average readers of the day, with clear, concise writing unlike the formal, learned style favored by many of Paine's contemporaries." (Wikipedia.)
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