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Paine, Thomas 1737-1809

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Works: 3,546 works in 13,673 publications in 17 languages and 229,278 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Prophecies  Quotations  Sources 
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Roles: Author, Lyricist, Attributed name, Other, Librettist, Editor, Recipient, Honoree, Composer, cnm, Bibliographic antecedent, Secretary, Contributor, Correspondent, Redactor
Classifications: JC177, 320.510924
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Rights of man by Thomas Paine( Book )

482 editions published between 1789 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

347 editions published between 1776 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book which helped spark the movement that established the independence of the United States
Rights of man : being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French Revolution by Thomas Paine( Book )

585 editions published between 1749 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Collected writings by Thomas Paine( Book )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 2,475 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 incisive argument against executing Louis XVI
The age of reason by Thomas Paine( Book )

341 editions published between 1793 and 2013 in English and held by 2,408 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
The age of reason by Thomas Paine( Book )

257 editions published between 1792 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,857 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"--Amazon.com
Common sense by Thomas Paine( )

35 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."
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 )

298 editions published between 1776 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 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."
The decline and fall of the English system of finance by Thomas Paine( Book )

277 editions published between 1786 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects Paine's political writings about the American and French revolutions
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 )

253 editions published between 1712 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 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
Political writings by Thomas Paine( Book )

36 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertation on first-principles of government by Thomas Paine( Book )

158 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 627 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 )

104 editions published between 1796 and 2009 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American crisis. (No. I.) by Thomas Paine( Book )

124 editions published between 1776 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Crisis was a series of pamphlets published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution by eighteenth century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine. The first volume begins with the famous words "These are the times that try men's souls". There were sixteen pamphlets in total together often known as "The American Crisis" or simply "The Crisis". Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776-1777 with three additional pamphlets released between 1777-1783. The writings were contemporaneous with the early parts of the American Revolution, during the times that colonists needed inspiring. They were written in a language the common man could manage and are indicative of Paine's liberal philosophies. Paine signed them with one of his many pseudonyms "Common Sense". The writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people's consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace
Paine and Jefferson on liberty by Thomas Paine( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 381 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 English 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
Agrarian justice by Thomas Paine( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He has been called ""a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."" Born in Thetford, in the English county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet ""Common Sense"" (1776), advocating colonial America's independence from Great Britain
Citizen Tom Paine by Howard Fast( Book )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a fictionalized account of Paine's contribution to keeping alive the passion for freedom during the grueling years of the American Revolution
 
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Τόμας Πέιν

Пейн, Томас 1737-1809

Томас Пейн

Томас Пейн англо-американский писатель, философ, публицист

Томас Пејн

Թոմաս Փեյն

פיין, תומס 1737-1809

פין, תומס 1737-1809

פעין, טאמאס

פעין, טאמאס 1737-1809

תומאס פיין

תומאס פיין סופר בריטי

توماس بين

توماس بين، 1737-1809

توماس پین

تھامس پین

تۆماس پاین

थॉमस पेन

টমাস পেইন Pamphleteer

ਥਾਮਸ ਪੇਨ

தாமஸ் பெய்ன்

థామస్ పేన్

തൊമസ് പെയ്ൻ

โทมัส เพน

ტომას პეინი

반은, 탁마사 1737-1809

토머스 페인

판언, 퉈마 1737-1809

페인 1737-1809

페인, 토마스 1737-1809

페인, 토머스 1737-1809

トマス・ペイン

ペイン, トウマス

ペイン, トーマス

ペイン,トーマス 1737-1809

彼因, 多馬

托马斯・潘恩

湯瑪斯·潘恩

潘恩, 托马斯 1737-1809

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Common senseRights of man : being an answer to Mr. Burke's attack on the French RevolutionCollected writingsThe age of reasonThe age of reasonCommon senseCommon 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 reflectionsRights of man ; and, Common sense