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Written by Thomas PaineAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas Paine
Edited by Gordon S. WoodAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Gordon S. Wood

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 11, 2003
  • Price: $9.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-76011-2 (0-375-76011-3)
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Includes the complete texts of Common Sense; Rights of Man, Part the Second; The Age of Reason (part one); Four Letters on Interesting Subjects, published anonymously and just discovered to be Paine’s work; and Letter to the Abbé Raynal, Paine’s first examination of world events; as well as selections from The American Crises

In 1776, America was a hotbed of enlightenment and revolution. Thomas Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution. His elegantly persuasive pieces spoke to the hearts and minds of those fighting for freedom. He was later outlawed in Britain, jailed in France, and finally labeled an atheist upon his return to America.


“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