Common Sense and Other Works by Thomas Paine
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Known as the Father of the American Revolution, English-American author Thomas Paine became famous for two pamphlets that inspired the colonists to fight for their independence. Common Sense, published in 1776, fostered the idea that the colonists could separate from the tyrannical rule of the British monarchy, and The American Crisis, published that same year, encouraged soldiers to fight against the British Army. Paine's later writings included The Rights of Man (1791), a series of articles defending the French Revolution and asserting that people should rise up if governments failed to protect their natural rights. His final text, The Age of Reason (1794–1796), challenged institutionalized religion and critiqued Christian theology, advocating instead for reason and scientific inquiry. This collection features unabridged editions of all four of the American revolutionary's main pamphlets and writings.
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I have heard it asserted by some, that as America hath flourished under her
former connexion with Great-Britain, that the same connexion is necessary
towards her future happiness, and will always have the same effect. Nothing can
be more ...
Dragonetti on virtue and rewards.” But where says some is the King of America? I'
ll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the
Royal Brute of Britain. Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in earthly
And he may just as well say, that Britain was right in declaring us rebels; right in
taxing us; and right in declaring her “right to bind the colonies in all cases
whatsoever.” It signifies nothing what neutral ground, of his own creating, he may
Britain, for centuries past, has been nearly fifty years out of every hundred at war
with some power or other. It certainly ought to be a conscientious as well political
consideration with America, not to dip her hands in the bloody work of Europe.
The vast extension of America makes her of too much value in the scale of
Providence, to be cast like a pearl before swine, at the feet of an European island
; and of much less consequence would it be that Britain were sunk in the sea than
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Review: Paine: Collected Writings: Common Sense/The Crisis/Rights of Man/The Age of Reason/Pamphlets/Articles & Letters (Library of America #76)Crítica de los usuarios - Ellis Morning - Goodreads
Thomas Paine's intellect and skill at persuasive writing should be studied far and wide. It's a shame we only read excerpts of "Common Sense" in school. Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - blake.rosser - LibraryThing
Makes up with brilliance for what he lacks in modesty and maturity. Leer comentario completo
THE AGE OF REASON
The Crisis VIII
Notes to The American Crisis
Paines Preface to the French Edition
Rights Of Man Part Second
Of Society and Civilisation
The Age of ReasonPart II