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Thomas Paine and the literature of revolution

Author: Edward Larkin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text not only addresses the problem that scholars have tacitly agreed not to treat Thomas Paine as a literary figure, but also demonstrates that his literary sensibility is particularly evident in the very texts that confirmed his importance as a theorist.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Paine, Thomas <1737-1809>; Paine, Thomas <1737-1809> - Influence.; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Larkin
ISBN: 0521841151 9780521841153
OCLC Number: 57124473
Description: x, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Inventing an American public : the Pennsylvania Magazine and revolutionary American political discourse --
"Could the wolf bleat like the lamb" : Paine's critique of the early American public sphere --
Writing revolutionary history --
The science of revolution : technological metaphors and scientific methodology in Rights of man and the Age of reason --
"Strong friends and violent enemies" : the historical construction of Thomas Paine through the nineteenth century --
Paine and nineteenth century American literary history.
Responsibility: Edward Larkin.
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