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Paine, Thomas 1737-1809

Works: 3,688 works in 14,908 publications in 15 languages and 232,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Prophecies  Quotations  Biography  Humor  Portraits  Sunday school literature 
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Roles: Author, Lyricist, Attributed name, Librettist, Other, Editor, Recipient, Honoree, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Secretary, Correspondent, Contributor, cnm, Redactor
Classifications: JC177, 320.510924
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Rights of man by Thomas Paine( Book )

1,134 editions published between 1749 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 7,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An answer to Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution
Common sense by Thomas Paine( Book )

348 editions published between 1776 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book which helped spark the movement that established the independence of the United States
Collected writings by Thomas Paine( Book )

34 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I know not whether any man in the world", wrote John Adams in 1805, "has had more influence on its inhabitants or affairs for the last thirty years than Tom Paine". The impassioned democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, Paine wrote for his mass audience with vigor, clarity, and "common sense". This is the first major new edition of his work in 50 years, and the most comprehensive single-volume collection of his writings available. Emphasizing Paine's American career, it brings together his best-known works - Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason - along with scores of letters, articles, and pamphlets. Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37 after a life of obscurity and failure in England. Within 14 months he published Common Sense, the most influential pamphlet of the American Revolution and began a career that would see him prosecuted in England, imprisoned and nearly executed in France, and hailed and reviled in the American nation he helped create. In Common Sense Paine set forth an inspiring vision of an independent America as an asylum for freedom and an example of popular self-government in a world oppressed by despotism and hereditary privilege. The American Crisis, begun during "the times that try men's souls" in 1776, is a masterpiece of popular pamphleteering in which Paine vividly reports current developments, taunts and ridicules British adversaries, and enjoins his readers to remember the immense stakes of their struggle. Among the many other items included in the volume are the combative "Forester" letters, written in reply to a Tory critic of Common Sense, and several pieces concerning the French Revolution, including an incisiveargument against executing Louis XVI
The age of reason by Thomas Paine( Book )

293 editions published between 1792 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Paine was Deist, a believer in God, but highly critical of priests and appeals to the authority of holy books. 'The Age of Reason', written over two hundred years ago, sets out to examine the Christian bible critically and logically, an act of considerable bravery given the power of the Christian Church in those times. The work was outlawed in Great Britain as potentially seditious and liable to upset the social balance of the country, but it became a runaway bestseller in America"
The age of reason by Thomas Paine( Book )

232 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selfsame humanist and egalitarian views that made Paine a popular figure of the American Revolution brought him into frequent conflict with political authorities. Parts of The Age of Reason were written in a French jail, where Paine was confined for his opposition to the execution of Louis XVI. An attack on revealed religion from the Deist point of view- embodied by Paine's credo, "I believe in one God, and no more"- this work undertakes a hitherto unheard-of approach to Bible study. Its critical and objective examination of Old and New Testaments cites numerous contradictions as evidence against literal interpretations of the text. Well articulated and eminently readable, The Age of Reason is a classic of free thought."--back cover
Common sense : addressed to the inhabitants of America, on the following interesting subjects : I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of monarchy and hereditary succession. III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs. IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections by Thomas Paine( Book )

306 editions published between 1776 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Thomas Paine first anonymously published his series of pamphlets titles Common Sense they became an overnight success. First released in 1776 at the height of the American Revolution the treatise denounced British rule and is thought to have been so popular as to have influenced the path of the revolution itself. In the words of Historian Gordon S. Wood Common Sense was, "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era."
Common sense by Thomas Paine( )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Thomas Paine arrived in America, from England, in 1774 he put into words what every one of his countrymen was thinking but none dared say "Independence from England."
The decline and fall of the English system of finance by Thomas Paine( Book )

318 editions published between 1707 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights of man ; and, Common sense by Thomas Paine( Book )

43 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects Paine's political writings about the American and French revolutions
Political writings by Thomas Paine( Book )

38 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge:Common Sense; Rights of Man; The age of Reason; Agrarian justice
A letter addressed to the Abbe Raynal, on the affairs of North-America. In which the mistakes in the Abbe's account of the revolution of America are corrected and cleared up by Thomas Paine( Book )

234 editions published between 1712 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1782, this response to Raynal's The Revolution of America (also reissued in this series) by Thomas Paine (1737-1809) has been eclipsed by Paine's other work and largely overlooked. Written a year after Raynal's account of the American Revolution appeared in English, Paine's 'corrections' run to nearly eighty pages. His main critique of Raynal is that his argument stresses political theory rather than actions in the real world, an approach that lacks practicality. Paine argues against Raynal's assertion that the American War of Independence erupted over a tax dispute, and downplays France's involvement in the movement for independence. However, while attacking Raynal's influential work, he does so diplomatically, believing that the Abbé was writing from too great a distance to assess accurately the causes and principles of the conflict. This book has been hailed by scholars as the first of Paine's publications to demonstrate his internationalist views
Rights of man : part the second. Combining principle and practice by Thomas Paine( Book )

188 editions published between 1792 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major actor in the American Revolution, English intellectual Thomas Paine (1737–1809) is remembered especially for his pamphlet Common Sense (1776), which advocates America's independence from Great Britain. A dedicated radical, Paine went on to lend his support to the French Revolution. In 1791, he published Rights of Man in response to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), a condemnation of the events in France. First published in 1792, this book is a continuation of Rights of Man. While the first volume was a passionate rebuttal of Burke's argument, this book - reissued here in its second edition - develops concrete measures for political reform, proposing novel concepts such as political representation and tax reform to benefit the poor. Widely circulated because of its low price, the book proved immensely influential, and resulted in indictments for seditious libel for Paine and his editor."--Publisher's description
Dissertation on first-principles of government by Thomas Paine( Book )

168 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apology for the Bible : in a series of letters, addressed to Thomas Paine, author of a book entitled, The age of reason, part the second, being an investigation of true and of fabulous theology by Richard Watson( Book )

116 editions published between 1796 and 2009 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1800s, a man clearing land in a beautiful forest to build a home leaves one special tree, but many years later the tree is in trouble, and the man's great-great grandson enlists a host of animal friends to try to save it
The American crisis by Thomas Paine( Book )

125 editions published between 1776 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Paine wrote the American Crisis in an effort to justify the American Revolution and to bolster the moral of the Continental Army
Rights of man by Thomas Paine( Book )

120 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and French and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paine and Jefferson on liberty by Thomas Paine( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from numerous historical sources, the editor summarizes the views of Paine and Jefferson on liberty in America, and on the contrasting political realities in Europe as well
Of the origin and design of government in general by Thomas Paine( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Paine and Revolutionary America by Eric Foner( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical biography of the Revolutionary pamphleteer, exploring the origins, expression, and impact of his ideas and the place of his radical ideology in the eighteenth-century world
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