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Thomas Paine - Author

About the Author

Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England, in 1737, the son of a staymaker. He had little schooling and worked at a number of jobs, including tax collector, a position he lost for agitating for an increase in excisemen’s pay. Persuaded by Benjamin Franklin, he emigrated to America in 1774. In 1776 he began his American Crisis series of thirteen pamphlets, and also published the incalculably influential Common Sense, which established Paine not only as a truly revolutionary thinker, but as the American Revolution’s fiercest political theorist. In 1787 Paine returned to Europe, where he became involved in revolutionary politics.

In England his books were burned by the public hangman. Escaping to France, Paine took part in drafting the French constitution and voted against the king’s execution. He was imprisoned for a year and narrowly missed execution himself. In 1802 he returned to America and lived in New York State, poor, ill and largely despised for his extremism and so-called atheism (he was in fact a deist). Thomas Paine died in 1809. His body was exhumed by William Cobbett, and the remains were taken to England for a memorial burial. Unfortunately, the remains were subsequently lost.

Books by Thomas Paine

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

The Age of Reason Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology

The Age of Reason Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

The American Crisis

The American Crisis

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2018

Thomas Paine was born in Great Britain; he came to America at the age of 37 for the first time. He is rightly considered to be the Anglo-American writer, philosopher, publicist, as well as "e;American godfather"e; for supporting separatist spirits and inspiring Americans to fight for their independence (at that very moment, the break between America and England was imminent). He described his thoughts in a wonderful tract Common Sense, that according to G. Washington, revolutionized the minds. Later, Thomas Paine's arguments were reflected in The Independence Declaration, written by Jefferson.

Thomas Paine Complete Works - World's Best Collection

Thomas Paine Complete Works - World's Best Collection

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2018

Thomas Paine Complete Works World's Best CollectionThis is the world's best Thomas Paine collection, including the most complete set of Paine's works available plus many free bonus materials.Thomas PaineThomas Paine is known as one of the Fathers of the American Revolution. His landmark work, 'Common Sense', is known as the major inspiration for the 'Declaration of Independence', and his 'Crisis' pamphlet series was a favorite of George Washington to read out loud to inspire his troops at Valley Forge.Paine's work is passionate, radical, yet accessible; covering his strong beliefs in Independence, Personal Liberty, Politics, Religion and Government. Hugely successful and inspiring strong polarization in their times, they are still must-reads today, still highly debated and reveredThe 'Must-Have' Complete CollectionIn this irresistible collection you get a full set of his amazing work, with All of his amazing works, All writings and All his letters, including hard to come by rarities. Plus a Bonus biography of Paine's unbelievably intriguing lifeWorks Included:Common SenseThe famous work that inspired the American colonists with a demand and call for freedom from British rule. Also notable, that when adjusted for the population size of 1776, 'Common Sense' has the largest sales and circulation of any book in American history.The American CrisisA series of pamphlets published from 1776 to 1783 written to motivate the Troops during the revolution, to spur them to victory. The language is powerful and emotional, and reflects Paine's liberal philosophies.The first lines are the famous: "e;These are times that try men's souls."e;The Rights Of Man (Part I and Part Ii)A radical set of books that argues that political revolution is required when a government does not safeguard its people.The Age Of Reason (Part I and Part Ii)A deistic work, about institutionalized religion, and Paine's strong views concerning it.Letters and Miscellaneous WritingsA Full Set of Paine's must-read letters and assorted short works from Paine, Including his famous 'Letter To George Washington' and his last work 'Agragian Justice'Your Free BonusesThomas Paine, Biography - A fascinating biography, detailing Paine's unbelievable, often sad, and often controversial life, written specially for this collection.Works presented as far as possible in original publication date order - So you can follow Paine's growth as a writer and philosopherGet This Collection Right NowThis is the best Thomas Paine collection you can get, so get it now and start enjoying and being intrigued by his world like never before!

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

Le Sens-Commun, Ouvrage Adress Aux Am ricains. Traduit de l'Anglois

Le Sens-Commun, Ouvrage Adress Aux Am ricains. Traduit de l'Anglois

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

In 1775, the American colonies were a hotbed of political discord. Many of the British policies, specifically taxes, had caused American colonial leaders to consider the unthinkable: declaring independence from the British Empire and its King George. One such leader, Thomas Jefferson, wrote Common Sense: a pamphlet that explained the advantages of immediate and complete independence. In 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, Common Sense became a national sensation, and has remained an important part of American history.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

In 1775, the American colonies were a hotbed of political discord. Many of the British policies, specifically taxes, had caused American colonial leaders to consider the unthinkable: declaring independence from the British Empire and its King George. One such leader, Thomas Jefferson, wrote Common Sense: a pamphlet that explained the advantages of immediate and complete independence. In 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, Common Sense became a national sensation, and has remained an important part of American history.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2018

The Common Sense cites the evils of monarchy, accuses the British government of inflicting economic and social injustices upon the colonies, and points to the absurdity of an island attempting to rule a continent. Credited by George Washington as having changed the minds of many of his countrymen, the document sold over 500,000 copies within a few months.Today, The Common Sense remains a landmark document in the struggle for freedom, distinguished not only by Paines ideas but also by its clear and passionate presentation. Designed to ignite public opinion against autocratic rule, the pamphlet offered a careful balance between imagination and judgment, and appropriate language and expression to fit the subject. It immediately found a receptive audience, heartened Washingtons despondent army, and foreshadowed much of the phrasing and substance of the Declaration of Independence.

Writings of Thomas Paine

Writings of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

Thomas Paine was 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. Paine is the only English writer who expresses with uncompromising sharpness the abstract doctrine of political rights held by the French revolutionists. His relation to the American struggle, and afterwards to the revolution of 1789, gave him a unique position, and his writings became the sacred books of the extreme radical party in England. This edition contains all four original volumes with his most famous works from 1774 through 1796. Included are "e;The American Crisis"e;, "e;Common Sense"e;, "e;The Rights of Man"e; and "e;The Age of Reason"e;.

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2018

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Paine (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Paine (Illustrated)

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, the English-born political activist Thomas Paine was a philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. He created two of the most influential pamphlets of the American Revolution, inspiring the rebels in 1776 to declare independence. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. The powerful pamphlet 'Common Sense' is the all-time bestselling American title, catering for the rebellious demand for independence from Great Britain. This comprehensive eBook presents Paine's complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Paine's life and works* Concise introductions to the major works* All the books and pamphlets, with individual contents tables* Features rare later collected pamphlets, poems and fragments appearing in the 'Minor Works' section * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Special criticism section, with five essays evaluating Paine's contribution to literature* Features three biographies, including Conway's seminal study of the great man - discover Paine's intriguing life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The BooksCommon SenseThe American CrisisLetter Addressed to the Abb Raynal on the Affairs of North AmericaRights of ManThe Age of ReasonDissertation on the First Principles of GovernmentMiscellaneous WorksMinor WorksThe CriticismThomas Paine: The Apostle of Liberty by John E. RemsburgThomas Paine by J. WattsA Vindication of Thomas Paine by Robert G. IngersollThomas Paine by Robert G. IngersollThomas Paine by Augustine BirrellThe BiographiesLife of Thomas Paine by Richard CarlileThe Life of Thomas Paine by Moncure Daniel ConwayThomas Paine by Leslie StephenPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Crisis Extraordinary

The Crisis Extraordinary

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2018

Trial of Thomas Paine, at Guildhall, Before Lord Kenyon,

Trial of Thomas Paine, at Guildhall, Before Lord Kenyon,

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2018

Mr. Paine's Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas

Mr. Paine's Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Prospects on the War and Paper Currency. by Thomas Paine,

Prospects on the War and Paper Currency. by Thomas Paine,

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The American Crisis

The American Crisis

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.Rights of Man was written in 1791, as a defense of the French Revolution.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Common Sense was a monumental pamphlet penned by Thomas Paine in 1776.In it, he advocated for an independent Thirteen Colonies. Naturally, it became incredibly popular during the time of the American Revolution.

Thomas Paine Collection

Thomas Paine Collection

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.Thomas Paine was a prominent English-American philosopher and political activist. Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and his influential pamphlets helped inspire the American Revolution. Paine's classics, such as Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, are still widely read today.This collection includes the following:Common Sense The Age of Reason Rights of Man The American Crisis Agrarian Justice A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal 34 of Paine's essays, letters, and speeches

American Crisis

American Crisis

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The American Crisis is a series of pamphlets that Thomas Paine published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution. The pamphlets were considered key in boosting the morale of soldiers early on during the war. This edition includes a table of contents.

Agrarian Justice

Agrarian Justice

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Paine was a prominent English-American philosopher and political activist. Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and his influential pamphlets helped inspire the American Revolution. Paine's classics such as Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, are still widely read today.This edition of Agrarian Justice includes a table of contents.

Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal

Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Paine was a prominent English-American philosopher and political activist. Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and his influential pamphlets helped inspire the American Revolution. Paine's classics such as Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, are still widely read today.This edition of A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal includes a table of contents.

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.The Age of Reason is an influential work written by Thomas Paine.The work is notable for challenging institutional religion and parts of the Bible.

Four Books

Four Books

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes: Volume 1 The American Crisis, Volume 2 The Rights of Man, Volume 3 1791-1804, and Volume IV The Age of Reason. According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas "e;Tom"e; Paine (February 9, 1737 - June 8, 1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He has been called "e;a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."e;

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic work of political science.According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Paine (Thetford, England, 29 January 1737 - 8 June 1809, New York City, U.S.) was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, classical liberal, inventor and intellectual. He lived and worked in Britain until the age of 37, when he migrated to the American colonies just in time to take part in the American Revolution. His main contribution was as the author of the powerful, widely read pamphlet, Common Sense (1776), advocating independence for the American Colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and of The American Crisis, supporting the Revolution."e;

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

The classic essay that helped ignite the American Revolution.According to Wikipedia: "e;Thomas Paine (Thetford, England, 29 January 1737 - 8 June 1809, New York City, U.S.) was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, classical liberal, inventor and intellectual. He lived and worked in Britain until the age of 37, when he migrated to the American colonies just in time to take part in the American Revolution. His main contribution was as the author of the powerful, widely read pamphlet, Common Sense (1776), advocating independence for the American Colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and of The American Crisis, supporting the Revolution."e;

Common Sense, Plus Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America

Common Sense, Plus Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America

Author: Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes both Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1776) and Edmund Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America (1775).According to Wikipedia: "e;Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense, signed "e;Written by an Englishman"e;, became an immediate success... Edmund Burke PC (12 January [NS] 1729-9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "e;Old Whigs"e;, in opposition to the pro-French Revolution "e;New Whigs"e;, led by Charles James Fox... In the House of Commons on 22 March 1775 Burke delivered a speech (published in May 1775) on reconciliation with America."e;

Th?orie Et Pratique Des Droits de l'Homme

Th?orie Et Pratique Des Droits de l'Homme

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Pacte Maritime, Adress? Aux Nations Neutres Par Un Neutre

Pacte Maritime, Adress? Aux Nations Neutres Par Un Neutre

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2018

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written 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. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. As of 2006, it remains the all-time best selling American title, and is still in print today. Common Sense made public a persuasive and impassioned case for independence, which before the pamphlet had not yet been given serious intellectual consideration. He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity, structuring Common Sense as if it were a sermon. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as "e;the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era"e;. The text was translated into French by Antoine Gilbert Griffet de Labaume in 1790.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine, Harvey J. Kaye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of famed scholars such as Plato in Republic to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our intellectual history through the words of the exceptional few. Common Sense is a compelling work written by famed philosopher and political thinker Thomas Paine to champion the United States' independence from Great Britain. It is often dubbed the bestselling American title of all time, proportionately, although no sales numbers were recorded to support this claim. The pamphlet addresses the issues with monarchy and tyranny in England, as well as the problems with the English Constitution. Additionally, Paine comments on the capabilities of America as an independent nation, as well as its contemporary state of affairs. With its sensible and beautiful prose, as well as the inclusion of a brand-new foreword by historian Harvey J. Kaye, this edition of Paine's Common Sense is sure to spark passion and pride in American readers just as it did 240 years ago.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2018

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

Common Sense is the timeless classic that inspired the Thirteen Colonies to fight for and declare their independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Written by famed political theorist Thomas Paine, this pamphlet boldly challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy to rule over the American colonists. By using plain language and a reasoned style, Paine chose to forego the philosophical and Latin references made popular by the Enlightenment era writers. As a result, Paine united average citizens and political leaders behind the central idea of independence and transformed the tenor of the colonists' argument against the British. As the best-selling American title of all time, Common Sense has been eloquently described by historian Gordon S. Wood as "e;the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era."e;Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary. As one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution and inspired the colonists to declare independence from Great Britain in 1776. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights and the separation of church and state. He has been called a corset-maker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination.

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

"e;The Age of Reason"e; is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "e;an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text"e;. It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. The Age of Reason is divided into three sections. In Part I, Paine outlines his major arguments and personal creed. In Parts II and III he analyzes specific portions of the Bible in order to demonstrate that it is not the revealed word of God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. Thomas Paine (1737-1809) 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. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism. The first part of this document, dedicated to George Washington, appeared in 1791. Defending the early events of the French Revolution, it spoke on behalf of democracy, equality, and a new European order. Part Two, which appeared the following year, is perhaps Paine's finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms. Written in the language of common speech, Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States, defended by many who agreed with Paine's defense of republican government; but in Britain, it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious, causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British-born Paine for treason. Regarded by historian E. P. Thompson as the "e;foundation-text for the English working-class movement,"e; this much-read and much-studied book remains an inspiring, rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2017

Los derechos del hombre

Los derechos del hombre

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

Tratado clasico sobre las ideas politicas imperantes en la Inglaterra del siglo XVIII, con las que el autor nunca estuvo de acuerdo. Texto integro de un documento que en su epoca desperto airadas reacciones.

Age of Reason The Definitive Edition

Age of Reason The Definitive Edition

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Life and Writings of Thomas Paine

Life and Writings of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

An Essay on the Origin of Free Masonry

An Essay on the Origin of Free Masonry

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The Theological Works of Thomas Paine

The Theological Works of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

On the Origin of Free-Masonry. Posthumous Work

On the Origin of Free-Masonry. Posthumous Work

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2017

A special gift edition of one of the most important and influential documents in our nation's history-featured in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical-stylishly packaged for twenty-first-century readers. According to John Adams, Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain. With Common Sense, Thomas Paine energized colonial support for the armed rebellion that would make the American experiment a reality, using common sense to argue for colonial independence. Today, this cornerstone of the American Revolution has once again been rediscovered by ardent fans of the wildly popular and transformative Broadway musical Hamilton, which features Common Sense prominently in one of its opening numbers. Originally published 240 years ago, Paine's groundbreaking pamphlet remains relevant for every American today. Written for the restless populous of 1776, Common Sense questioned the authority of King George III and was the first work to openly champion the American colonies' independence from Great Britain. Containing the original text and spelling along with a brief description of Paine, this special gift edition is stylishly packaged with a striking cloth-like case that mimics an embroidered sampler, with raised embossing to make the stitching feel authentic. The cover design combines colonial patterns with a contemporary color palette to appeal to both serious history readers as well as fans of pop culture. The back cover includes praise from key historical figures of the Revolution (who also happen to be characters in the musical). Outlining the revolutionary roots of our nation's founding, Common Sense is essential reading for Americans of all stripes who, like their forefathers, find themselves in times that try their souls, and are now discovering their own rebellious spirit.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2017

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

The Rights of Man, a book by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France. Paine argues that the interests of the monarch and his people are united, and insists that the French Revolution should be understood as one which attacks the despotic principles of the French monarchy, not the king himself, and he takes the Bastille to symbolize the despotism that had been overthrown. Human rights originate in Nature, thus, rights cannot be granted via political charter, because that implies that rights are legally revocable. Government's sole purpose is safeguarding the family and their inherent, inalienable rights; each societal institution that does not benefit the nation is illegitimate - especially monarchy and aristocracy.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2017

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2017

Examination of the Prophecies

Examination of the Prophecies

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Examination of the Prophecies

Examination of the Prophecies

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance

The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2017

Agrarian Justice

Agrarian Justice

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2017

Proposal That Louisiana Be Purchased

Proposal That Louisiana Be Purchased

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2017

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

The Age of Reason is a work written by English and American political activist Thomas Paine. It follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Originally distributed as unbound pamphlets, it was published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807. It was a best-seller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French Revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "e;an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text"e;. It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. The book was also inexpensive, putting it within the reach of a large number of buyers. Fearing the spread of what they viewed as potentially revolutionary ideas, the British government prosecuted printers and book-sellers who tried to publish and distribute it. Nevertheless, Paine's work inspired and guided many free thinkers.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2017

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written 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. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. As of 2016, it remains the all-time best selling American title, and is still in print today.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2017

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written 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. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. As of 2006, it remains the all-time best selling American title, and is still in print today. Common Sense made public a persuasive and impassioned case for independence, which before the pamphlet had not yet been given serious intellectual consideration. He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity, structuring Common Sense as if it were a sermon. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as "e;the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era"e;. The text was translated into French by Antoine Gilbert Griffet de Labaume in 1790.

The Rights of Man

The Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2017

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

The author of Rights of Man and Common Sense argues for belief in God without religion.My own mind is my own church. In The Age of Reason, political activist and Founding Father Thomas Paine makes a powerful case for a rational approach to theology. In keeping with the intellectual tradition of British Deism, Paine rejects the notion of divine revelation, saying ';it is revelation to the first person only, and hearsay to every other.' He proceeds with a detailed analysis of the Bible's inconsistencies and historical inaccuracies to conclude that it cannot be a divinely inspired text. Arguing against all forms of organized religion, he declares nature itself to be the only true testament to the existence of a divine creator. Originally published in three parts, in 1794, 1795, and 1807, The Age of Reason was a major influence on the freethinker movement in the United States. In Britain, however, it was declared seditious and led to the arrest of those who dared to print and distribute it. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

The Founding Father's most influential work: an impassioned defense of democracy and revolution in the name of human rights.Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. In Rights of Man, Founding Father of the United States Thomas Paine makes a compelling case in favor of the French Revolution. Written in response to Edmund Burke's highly critical Reflections on the Revolution in France, its forceful rebuke of aristocratic rule and persuasive endorsement of self-government made it one of the most influential political statements in history. Paine asserts that human rights are not granted by the government but inherent to man's nature. He goes on to argue that the purpose of government is to protect these natural rights, and if a government fails to do so, its people are duty-bound to revolution. Originally published in two parts, in 1791 and 1792, Rights of Man was a popular sensation in the United States, while in England, its incendiary views were seen as a threat to the Crown. For its erudite prose and rigorous argumentation, it remains a classic text of political thought. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Agrarian Justice

Agrarian Justice

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 18/03/2017

Paine advocates the use of taxation to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity.

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

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

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

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.

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

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

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2017

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 "e;a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."e;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.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2017

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2017

In The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defends the representational form of government. He posits that all men are born with God-given rights that cannot be taken from them by any government. Paine's position on inalienable rights played a major role in the Bill of Rights being included in the Constitution. This seminal work is as pertinent today as when it was first written.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2017

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2016

Common Sense (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Common Sense (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2016

Varsta Ratiunii

Varsta Ratiunii

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Simtul comun

Simtul comun

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Pamfletul Simtul comun (1776) a fost un veritabil best-seller in epoca, succesul de care s-a bucurat reflectandu-se in numeroasele republicari. Lucrarea pledeaza, cu argumente solide, pentru separarea totala a coloniilor americane de Marea Britanie, invocand drepturile naturale ale oamenilor, egalitatea si suveranitatea fiecarei fiinte, supunerea doar fata de lege si caracterul absurd al institutiei monarhiei. Autorul surprinde cu verva si finete toate circumstantele favorabile desprinderii de patria-mama, indemnandu-si concetatenii sa-si decida singuri soarta.

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2016

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. "e;I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it."e; Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason is Thomas Paine's scathing critique of religion in society.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2016

The Dawn of the New Age"e;If men will permit themselves to think, as rational beings ought to think, nothing can appear more ridiculous and absurd, exclusive of all moral reflections, than to be at the expense of building navies, filling them with men, and then hauling them into the ocean, to try which can sink each other fastest. Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage than any victory with all its expense. But this, though it best answers the purpose of Nations, does not that of Court Governments, whose habited policy is pretense for taxation, places, and offices."e; - Thomas Paine, Rights of ManOne of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Paine sensed the need for someone to defend social uprisings like the French Revolution...this is how Rights of Man was born. The book was revolutionary at the time speaking of the right of the people to revolt if the government doesn't meet their demands. As important, the book dismisses the political Adam and the notion of ruling by heredity.

Common Sense (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Common Sense (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2015

The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 4

The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 4

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2015

Political and Miscellaneous Works Volume 1

Political and Miscellaneous Works Volume 1

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

The Political and Miscellaneous Works of Thomas Paine

The Political and Miscellaneous Works of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2015

The Theological Works

The Theological Works

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

Common Sense And the American Crisis

Common Sense And the American Crisis

Author: Thomas Paine, Richard Beeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2015

Common Sense is the book that created the modern United States. Thomas Paine's incendiary call for Americans to revolt against British rule converted millions to the cause of independence and set out a vision of a just society liberated from the yoke of the crown. Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself and set up an independent republican government. Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions, Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld and economic and cultural progress encouraged. His pamphlet was the first to speak directly to a mass audience-it went through fifty-six editions within a year of publication-and its assertive and often caustic style embodied the democratic spirit he advocated.

Life and Writings of Thomas Paine

Life and Writings of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

An Essay on the Origin of Free Masonry

An Essay on the Origin of Free Masonry

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2015

The Theological Works of Thomas Paine

The Theological Works of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

American Crisis

American Crisis

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution by eighteenth century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine. The first volume begins with the famous words "e;These are the times that try men's souls"e;. There were sixteen pamphlets in total together often known as "e;The American Crisis"e; or simply "e;The Crisis"e;. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776-1777 with three additional pamphlets released between 1777-1783. The writings were contemporaneous with the early parts of the American Revolution, during the times that colonists needed inspiring.They were written in a language the common man could manage and are indicative of Paine's liberal philosophies. Paine signed them with one of his many pseudonyms "e;Common Sense"e;. The writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people's consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace.

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, a deistic treatise written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy of the Bible. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights the corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text. The Age of Reason is not atheistic, but deistic: it promotes natural religion and argues for a creator-God.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. This highly influential landmark document attacks the monarchy, cites the evils of government and combines idealism with practical economic concerns.

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

A Revolutionary Philosophical Work "e;It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man."e; Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason was written by Thomas Paine as a Deist text which was well received in the United States in the late 18th century but seen as too incendiary in the United Kingdom. The Age of Reason challenges the idea of state religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. 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

American Crisis

American Crisis

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

A Call for Independence "e;These are the times that try men's souls."e; - Thomas Paine, The American Crisis The American Crisis is a collection of articles that were written during the American Revolution arguing for Independence from England. The books were written so that even the common man could read and understand the meaning of the book. 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

Die Politischen Werke

Die Politischen Werke

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2015

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

Common Sense, literally as the title describes, contains common sense only; however, these are easily called common senses in today only. In the January of 1776, after Lexington's gunfire, the shocking and inspiring effect of this book was beyond imagination: it could be said that this is the publication that prompted the United States to be independent from the British Empire. The publication of this book had profoundly exposed the dark and oppressive nature of Britain, making many people's final determination to break with Britain, and had greatly encouraged the people in their seeking of independence.

Die Theologischen Werke Von Thomas Paine

Die Theologischen Werke Von Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2015

Die Politischen Werke

Die Politischen Werke

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/2015

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2015

Required reading for Every American "e;Society is produced by our wants, and government by wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher."e; Thomas Paine, Common Sense Read the political pamphlet that sparked the American war for independence. Common Sense was published in 1776 and took the colonies by storm with its case for a separation from Great Britain and a rousing call to action. 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.

Rights Of Man

Rights Of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2015

Thomas Paines Rights of Man argues that human rights are inherent. As such, they cannot be conferred on citizens by their governments because to do so would mean that these rights can be revoked by that same government. Paine further suggests that government is responsible for protecting the rights of men, and therefore, the interests of governments and citizens are united. Within this context, Paine argues that revolution is acceptable when the rights of men are not respected or defended by their governments.Originally published in two volumes in 1791 and 1792, Paines discourse reflected on the French Revolution, and positioned the uprising as an attack against a corrupt governing system, rather than a personal attack on the king himself. As a result of his arguments in favour of revolution and social welfare, Thomas Paine was tried and convicted of seditious libel against the Crown of England, and sentenced, in absentia, to hanging. Resident in France at the time of his British trial, Paine never returned to England.HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Age of Reason - Scholar's Choice Edition

Age of Reason - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2015

The Theological Works - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Theological Works - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The Crisis A Series of Pamphlets in Sixteen Numbers - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Crisis A Series of Pamphlets in Sixteen Numbers - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Andromache or the Fall of Troy - Scholar's Choice Edition

Andromache or the Fall of Troy - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Die Theologischen Werke Von Thomas Paine

Die Theologischen Werke Von Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2015

Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine, Ian Shapiro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2015

A central figure in Western history and American political thought, Thomas Paine continues to provoke debate among politicians, activists, and scholars. People of all ideological stripes are inspired by his trenchant defense of the rights and good sense of ordinary individuals, and his penetrating critiques of arbitrary power. This volume contains Paine's explosive Common Sense in its entirety, including the oft-ignored 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 Paine's shorter essays. All the documents have been transcribed directly from the originals, making this edition the most reliable one available. Essays by Ian Shapiro, Jonathan Clark, Jane Calvert, and Eileen Hunt Botting bring Paine into sharp focus, illuminating his place in the tumultuous decades surrounding the American and French Revolutions and his larger historical legacy.

Common Sense (Aziloth Books)

Common Sense (Aziloth Books)

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2014

The rousing argument for independence that inspired a nation Published anonymously in 1776, this landmark political pamphlet spread across the colonies more rapidly than any document of its kind ever had before. Its words were read aloud in town squares, its pages affixed to tavern walls. Both a clear-eyed, plainly stated case for separation from Great Britain and a stirring call to action,Common Sensesparked the imagination of a fledgling nation and played a decisive role in the march toward revolution. Thomas Paine's masterpiece is crucial reading for any student of American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2014

Thomas Paine's Common Sense first appeared on January 10, 1776, and the stroke of luck it enjoyed upon its appearance could hardly have been calculated to greater effect. The political tract immediately became the moral and intellectual touchstone for Ame

Agrarian Justice

Agrarian Justice

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2014

Paine advocates the use of taxation to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2013

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/10/2013

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2013

In January of 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense; the book inflamed its readers and ignited the American Revolution. In truth the fires of dissent were already smoldering, but Paine's impassioned writing gave focus to the many disparate voices and united a country. One cannot over estimate the importance of this book in shaping the destiny of United States of America, as it was here that our constitutional form of government was first suggested.

A Letter to the Earl of Shelburne Now Marquis of Lansdowne, on His Speech

A Letter to the Earl of Shelburne Now Marquis of Lansdowne, on His Speech

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2013

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

A major actor in the American Revolution, the English intellectual Thomas Paine (1737-1809) is best remembered for his pamphlet Common Sense (1776), which advocated American independence from Britain. Although accorded honorary French citizenship in 1792 for his republican Rights of Man, Paine was later imprisoned and narrowly escaped the guillotine. It was around this time that he started to write The Age of Reason, originally published in two parts between 1794 and 1795. In Part 1, Paine outlines his personal religious views and attacks institutional faith as a human invention, while Part 2 analyses the Bible and highlights its contradictions. The work was met with great hostility in Britain and denounced as espousing atheism, while in America it led to a short-lived revival of deism but was also much reviled. This reissue includes both parts and affords valuable insight into radical freethinking during the age of revolutions.

Rights of Man Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

Rights of Man Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2013

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2013

An Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a pamphlet, written by a British and American revolutionary Thomas Paine. The Age of Reason challenges institutionalized religion and challenges the legitimacy of the Bible, the central sacred text of Christianity. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him out of two evils to choose the least...

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Paine's book followed in the tradition of early eighteenth-century British deism. These deists, while maintaining individual positions, still shared several sets of assumptions and arguments that Paine articulated in The Age of Reason. The most important position that united the early deists was their call for "e;free rational inquiry"e; into all subjects, especially religion. Saying that early Christianity was founded on freedom of conscience, they demanded religious toleration and an end to religious persecution. They also demanded that debate rest on reason and rationality. Deists embraced a Newtonian worldview, and they believed all things in the universe, even God, must obey the laws of nature. Without a concept of natural law, the deists argued, explanations of the workings of nature would descend into irrationality...

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2013

The Age of Reason is a deistic pamphlet, written by eighteenth-century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, that criticizes institutionalized religion and challenges the legitimacy of the Bible, the central sacred text of Christianity. Published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807, it was a bestseller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French Revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text. It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2013

Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It convinced many colonists, including George Washington and John Adams, to seek redress in political independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and argued strongly against any compromise short of independence.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2012

This political pamphlet brought the rising revolutionary sentiment into sharp focus by placing blame for the suffering of the colonies directly on the reigning British monarch, George III. First and foremost, Common Sense advocated an immediate declaration of independence, postulating a special moral obligation of America to the rest of the world. Not long after publication, the spirit of Paine's argument found resonance in the American Declaration of Independence. Written at the outset of the Revolution, Common Sense became the leaven for the ferment of the times. It stirred the colonists to strengthen their resolve, resulting in the first successful anti-colonial action in modern history. Little did Paine realize that his writings would set fire to a movement that had seldom if ever been worked out in the Old World: sovereignty of the people and written constitutions, together with effective checks and balances in government.

Rights of Man 2 Volume Set Rights of Man. Part the Second. Combining Principle and Practice

Rights of Man 2 Volume Set Rights of Man. Part the Second. Combining Principle and Practice

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2012

A major actor in the American Revolution, English intellectual Thomas Paine (1737-1809) is remembered especially for his pamphlet Common Sense (1776; also reissued in this series), which advocates America's independence from Great Britain. A dedicated radical, Paine went on to lend his support to the French Revolution. In 1791, he published Rights of Man in response to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), a condemnation of the events in France. First published in 1792, this book is a continuation of Rights of Man. While the first volume was a passionate rebuttal of Burke's argument, this book - reissued here in its second edition - develops concrete measures for political reform, proposing novel concepts such as political representation and tax reform to benefit the poor. Widely circulated because of its low price, the book proved immensely influential, and resulted in indictments for seditious libel for Paine and his editor.

Rights of Man 2 Volume Set Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

Rights of Man 2 Volume Set Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2012

A major actor in the American Revolution, English intellectual Thomas Paine (1737-1809) is remembered especially for his pamphlet Common Sense (1776; also reissued in this series), which advocates America's independence from Great Britain. An immediate best-seller, it sold over 100,000 copies in three months. Paine was a dedicated reformer who also lent his support to the French Revolution. First published in 1791, this book was sparked by the publication of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), a direct condemnation of the French uprising; and the fourth edition of this remarkable contribution to political philosophy is reissued here. In a passionate rebuttal of Burke's position, Paine argues that revolution is legitimate against a government that fails to protect its people and their essential rights. Extremely influential in its own day, this book develops a critique of authoritarian governments that remains relevant today.

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Rights of Man 2 Volume Set

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Rights of Man 2 Volume Set

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 22/03/2012

A major actor in the American Revolution, English intellectual Thomas Paine (1737-1809) is remembered especially for his pamphlet Common Sense (1776; also reissued in this series), which advocates America's independence from Great Britain. Paine was a dedicated reformer, who also lent his support to the French Revolution. First published in 1791, Rights of Man was sparked by the publication of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), and the fourth edition is reissued here. Paine argues that revolution is legitimate against a government that fails to protect its people and their essential rights. The second part was published in 1792, and develops concrete measures for political reform, proposing novel concepts such as political representation and tax reform to benefit the poor. Extremely influential and controversial in its own day, this book provides a critique of authoritarian governments and a very modern practical political philosophy.

Age of Reason

Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2012

"e;Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst,"e; declared Thomas Paine, adding, "e;every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in; but this attempts to stride beyond the grave, and seeks to pursue us into eternity."e; Paine's years of study and reflection on the role of religion in society culminated with his final work, The Age of Reason. This coolly reasoned polemic influenced religious thinking throughout the world at the dawn of the nineteenth century, and its resonance remains undiminished by time. The selfsame humanist and egalitarian views that made Paine a popular figure of the American Revolution brought him into frequent conflict with political authorities. Parts of The Age of Reason were written in a French jail, where Paine was confined for his opposition to the execution of Louis XVI. An atack on revealed religion from the deist point of view — embodied by Paine's credo, "e;I believe in one God, and no more"e; — this work undertakes a hitherto unheard-of approach to Bible study. Its critical and objective examination of Old and New Testatments cites nemerous contradictions as evidence against literal interpretations of the text. Well articulated and eminently readable, The Age of Reason is a classic of free thought.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Among the most influential authors and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine (1737–1809) was born in England but went on to play an important role in both the American and French Revolutions. In 1774, he emigrated to America where, for a time, he helped to edit the Pennsylvania Magazine. On January 10, 1776, he published his pamphlet Common Sense, a persuasive argument for the colonies' political and economic separation from Britain.Common Sense cites the evils of monarchy, accuses the British government of inflicting economic and social injustices upon the colonies, and points to the absurdity of an island attempting to rule a continent. Credited by George Washington as having changed the minds of many of his countrymen, the document sold over 500,000 copies within a few months.Today, Common Sense remains a landmark document in the struggle for freedom, distinguished not only by Paine's ideas but also by its clear and passionate presentation. Designed to ignite public opinion against autocratic rule, the pamphlet offered a careful balance between imagination and judgment, and appropriate language and expression to fit the subject. It immediately found a receptive audience, heartened Washington's despondent army, and foreshadowed much of the phrasing and substance of the Declaration of Independence.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism.The first part of this document, dedicated to George Washington, appeared in 1791. Defending the early events of the French Revolution, it spoke on behalf of democracy, equality, and a new European order. Part Two, which appeared the following year, is perhaps Paine's finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms.Written in the language of common speech, Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States, defended by many who agreed with Paine's defense of republican government; but in Britain, it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious, causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British-born Paine for treason.Regarded by historian E. P. Thompson as the "e;foundation-text for the English working-class movement,"e; this much-read and much-studied book remains an inspiring, rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society.

Thomas Paine on Liberty Including Common Sense and Other Writings

Thomas Paine on Liberty Including Common Sense and Other Writings

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2012

Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense , a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America's independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful gift book volume are excerpts from this important historical American document, as well as several of his other writings. Paine believed in more than just freedom in the form of revolution and overthrowing governments. He also believed in freedom from oppressive and organized religions and monopolies. Included in this book are passages taken from The Age of Reason and The Rights of Man , as well as letters to George Washington, Benjamin Rush, and Samuel Adams, and pamphlets such as The American Crisis and Agrarian Justice . Throughout his writings, Paine provides excellent and timeless wisdom on attaining liberty and living a democratic life.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2012

Written in the late eighteenth century as a reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man is unquestionably one of the great classics on the subject of democracy. A vindication of the French Revolution and a critique of the British system of government, it defended the dignity of the common man in all countries against those who would discard him as one of the ';swinish multitude.' Paine created a language of modern politics that brought important issues to the working classes. Employing direct, vehement prose, Paine defends popular rights, national independence, revolutionary war, and economic growthall of which were considered, at the time, to be dangerous and even seditious issues. His vast influence is due in large measure to his eloquent literary style, noted for its poignant metaphors, vigor, and rational directness.

Common Sense and Other Writings

Common Sense and Other Writings

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2011

Thomas Paine's loyalties were with universal and self-evident principles rather than with a particular group or nation, and it is this dimension that informed his most important works. This Norton Critical Edition shows how Paine's fury at the British Empire, including its injustices to South Asians and Africans, shaped his first best seller, Common Sense, and how his direct involvement with the French Revolution pushed his ideas toward a unique form of democratic radicalism. Together with his rejection of organized religion, Paine's radicalism resulted in his being one of the most hated men in both monarchial Britain and republican America. This volume includes J. M. Opal's introduction, Thomas Paine and the Revolutionary Enlightenment, 1770s-90s, which provides essential biographical and historical details across three tumultuous decades. Paine's most important works-from Common Sense (1776) through Agrarian Justice (1796)-are reprinted and are accompanied by explanatory annotations. Supporting materials include a wide range of documents from the turbulent years following the publication of both Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence. These include Pennsylvania's gradual emancipation statute of the 1780s, an ex-slave's impassioned call for revolutionary violence against European imperialists and masters, and a British conservative's witty rejoinder to Paine's vision of a brave new world. Four major interpretations of Paine's work are provided by Nathan R. Perl-Rosenthal, Robert A. Ferguson, Gary Kates, and Gregory Claeys. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2011

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Common Sense: With the Whole Appendix: the Address to the Quakers: Also, the Large Additions

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Common Sense: With the Whole Appendix: the Address to the Quakers: Also, the Large Additions

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2011

This famous pamphlet - published anonymously in 1776 because of its seditious content - by the British political radical Thomas Paine (1737-1809) laid out his pioneering ideas for American independence, and earned him the title of 'Father of the American Revolution'. The Declaration of Independence, written chiefly by Thomas Jefferson and famously promulgated later that year, was influenced by Paine's arguments in this work: that America was too large to be governed by a country as small as Britain - which, he claimed, was ruling America only for its own financial gain - and that the colonies had now achieved the financial and military capacity to break free. Criticising the British monarchical system, with a single figure at its pinnacle, Paine called instead for a government that promoted security, liberty and equality for its people. Over half a million copies of this highly influential document were sold in America in its first year.

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

The Age of Reason (1794)

The Age of Reason (1794)

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2011

The Age of Reason is one of the most influential defences of Deism (the idea that God can be known without organized religion) ever written. This edition presents Part 1, Paine's controversial philosophical argument against revealed religion, with representative excerpts of his biblical analysis from Parts 2 and 3.Appendices include numerous selections from Paine's other religious writing, his Deist influences, and his contemporary opposition.

The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. by Thomas Paine,

The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance. by Thomas Paine,

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2011

The Theological Works

The Theological Works

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2011

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North-America: In Which the Mistakes in the Abbe's Account of the Revolution of America Are Corrected an

Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North-America: In Which the Mistakes in the Abbe's Account of the Revolution of America Are Corrected an

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

First published in 1782, this response to Raynal's The Revolution of America (also reissued in this series) by Thomas Paine (1737-1809) has been eclipsed by Paine's other work and largely overlooked. Written a year after Raynal's account of the American Revolution appeared in English, Paine's 'corrections' run to nearly eighty pages. His main critique of Raynal is that his argument stresses political theory rather than actions in the real world, an approach that lacks practicality. Paine argues against Raynal's assertion that the American War of Independence erupted over a tax dispute, and downplays France's involvement in the movement for independence. However, while attacking Raynal's influential work, he does so diplomatically, believing that the Abbe was writing from too great a distance to assess accurately the causes and principles of the conflict. This book has been hailed by scholars as the first of Paine's publications to demonstrate his internationalist views.

Rights of Man

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2011

Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse. He was tried and convicted for sedition by the British government for publishing the pamphlet, but his direct style and provocative ideas were hugely influential and continue to speak to modern readers. This edition situates Rights of Man within the discussion of the French Revolution in Britain and enables readers to understand the broader political debates of the 1790s. Appendices include responses to the French Revolution. Paine's response to the Proclamation that declared his writing seditious, contemporary political philosophy by Richard Price and Edmund Burke, and cartoon satirizing Paine.

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2011

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Common Sense

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2010