Thomas Paine Reader

Thomas Paine Reader

Book - 1987
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This major collection demonstrates the extent to which Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an inspiration to the Americans in their struggle for independence, a passionate supporter of the French Revolution and perhaps the outstanding English radical writer of his age. It contains all of Paine's major works including The Rights of Man , his groundbreaking defence of the revolutionary cause in France, Common Sense , which won thousands over to the side of the American rebels, and the first part of The Age of Reason (Part One), a ferocious attack on Christianity. The shorter pieces - on capital punishment, social reform and the abolition of slavery - also confirm the great versatility and power of this master of democratic prose.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Group, c1987.
ISBN: 9780140444964
0140444963
Characteristics: 536p.

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