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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Paine; Isaac Kramnick
|Contents:||Background to the American Revolution, 1776 from staymaker to revolutionary - the life and career of Tom Paine; the argument of common sense; Bourgeois radicalism - the ideology of Tom Paine; Paine and the American bicentennial. Common sense: introduction; of the origin and design of government in general of monarchy and hereditary succession; thoughts on the present state of American affairs; of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflexions. Appendix: to the representatives of the religious society of the people called Quakers.|
|Series Title:||Penguin american library.|
|Responsibility:||Thomas Paine. Ed. with an introd. by Isaac Kramnick|
-No writer has exceeded Paine in ease and familiarity of style; in perspicuity of expression, happiness of elucidation, and in simple unassuming language.- --Thomas Jefferson