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Common Sense: and Other Writings (Modern Library Classics)

von Thomas Paine

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Includes the complete texts of Common Sense; Rights of Man, PART THE SECOND; THE AGE OF REASON (part one); FOUR LETTERS ON INTERESTING SUBJECTS, published anonymously and just discovered to be Paine's work; and LETTER TO THE ABBE RAYNAL, Paine's first examination of world events; as well as selections from THE AMERICAN CRISESIn 1776, America was a hotbed of enlightenment and revolution. Thomas Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution. His elegantly persuasive pieces spoke to the hearts and minds of those fighting for freedom. He was later outlawed in Britain, jailed in France, and finally labeled an atheist upon his return to America.… (mehr)
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A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing 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.

Common Sense made public a persuasive and impassioned case for independence, which had not yet been given serious intellectual consideration. Paine connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity and structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon. Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era." ( )
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Common Sense

Four Letters on Interesting Subjects

The American Crisis

Letter to Abbé Raynal

Rights of Man, Part the Second

The Age of Reason (part one)
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Includes the complete texts of Common Sense; Rights of Man, PART THE SECOND; THE AGE OF REASON (part one); FOUR LETTERS ON INTERESTING SUBJECTS, published anonymously and just discovered to be Paine's work; and LETTER TO THE ABBE RAYNAL, Paine's first examination of world events; as well as selections from THE AMERICAN CRISESIn 1776, America was a hotbed of enlightenment and revolution. Thomas Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution. His elegantly persuasive pieces spoke to the hearts and minds of those fighting for freedom. He was later outlawed in Britain, jailed in France, and finally labeled an atheist upon his return to America.

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