Common Sense: And Other Writings (Paperback)

By Thomas Paine, Gordon S. Wood (Editor), Gordon S. Wood (Introduction by)
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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 Abbe 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.

About the Author


Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the America Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain.

Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Radicalism of the American Revolution".

Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Radicalism of the American Revolution".

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375760112
ISBN-10: 0375760113
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: February 11th, 2003
Pages: 352
Language: English