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Thomas Paine, born in Thetford, England, 29 January 1737. Passed on on 8 June 1809, New York City, U.S.) was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, classical liberal and intellectual. Born in Great Britain, he lived and worked there 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. Later, Paine was a great influence on the French Revolution. He wrote the Rights of Man (1791) as a guide to the ideas of the Enlightenment. Despite an inability to speak French, he was elected to the French National Assembly in 1792. Regarded as an ally of the Girondists, he was seen with increasing disfavour by the Montagnards and in particular by Robespierre.
Perfect and accurate description of item sold. Perfect condition. Perfect delivery time.Published 18 days ago by Hardeep Gill
This is a very interesting book with a very easy-to-read writing style, albeit over 200 years old. (Paine particularly wanted it to be easy-to-read so that it would be available to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jackie M
whilst his writing style is slightly difficult to follow at times the reasoning that Paine brings to this bible study is such that every church, school, library and court of law... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Julian D Dodds
In the current climate I'm interested in what has been written on the belief systems of the world. This is a lucid read by a founder of the USA and it illustrates why so many... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mary Kidd
Justifiably a classic. Thomas Paine was one of the most influential writers in history. Although slightly repetitive in parts, it is of considerable value.Published 10 months ago by D. Harrop