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Common sense

Author: Thomas Paine; Isaac Kramnick
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws principles of fundamental human rights.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Paine; Isaac Kramnick
ISBN: 0140390162 9780140390162
OCLC Number: 418294870
Description: 128 p. ; 18 cm
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.
Responsibility: Thomas Paine ; ed ; with an introduction by Isaac Kramnick.

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-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

 
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