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Common sense

Author: Thomas Paine; Isaac Kramnick
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin, 1982.
Series: Penguin American library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published anonymously in 1776, the year of the American Declaration of Independence, Paine's Common Sense became an immediate best-seller, with fifty-six editions printed in that year alone. It was this pamphlet, more than any other factor, which helped to spark off the movement that established the independence of the United States. From his experience of revolutionary politics, Paine drew those principles of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Paine; Isaac Kramnick
ISBN: 0140390162 9780140390162
OCLC Number: 9221625
Notes: Originally published 1776; published in Pelican books 1976; reprinted in Penguin American library 1982.
Description: 128 pages : facsimile ; 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.
Series Title: Penguin American library.
Responsibility: Thomas Paine ; edited 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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