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Thomas Paine's Rights of man : a biography

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2006.
Series: Books that shook the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography traces the history of 'The Rights of Man' from the publication of Part One in 1791 in London and its rapturous reception across the Atlantic. Hitchens analyses the meaning it has acquired since its creation and its significance as the cornerstone of contemporary debates about our basic human rights.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Thomas Paine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781843545132 1843545136 1741149010 9781741149012
OCLC Number: 67873154
Description: 158 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Books that shook the world.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.

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