Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Complete Full Version) [NOOK Book]

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Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. This highly influential landmark document attacks the monarchy, cites the evils of government and combines idealism with practical economic concerns.
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Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Complete Full Version)

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Overview

Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. This highly influential landmark document attacks the monarchy, cites the evils of government and combines idealism with practical economic concerns.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013692862
  • Publisher: Maran State Books
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 223 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Paine (29 January 1737–8 June 1809) was an English
pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor, and intellectual. He
lived and worked in Britain until age 37, when he emigrated to the
British American colonies, in time to participate in the American
Revolution. His principal contribution was the powerful,
widely-read pamphlet, Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial
America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and of
The American Crisis (1776-1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet
series. Later, he greatly influenced the French Revolution. He
wrote the Rights of Man (1791), a guide to Enlightenment ideas.
Despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National
Convention in 1792. The Girondists regarded him an ally, so, the
Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him an enemy. In
December of 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then
released in 1794. He became notorious because of The Age of Reason
(1793-94), the book advocated deism and argued against Christian
doctrines. In France, he also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice
(1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the
concept of a guaranteed minimum income. He remained in France
during the early Napoleonic era, but condemned Napoleon's
dictatorship, calling him "the completest charlatan that ever
existed".[1] In 1802, he returned to America at President Thomas
Jefferson's invitation. Thomas Paine died, at age 72, in No. 59
Grove Street, Greenwich Village, N.Y.C., on 8 June 1809. His burial
site is located in New Rochelle, New York where he had lived after
returning to America in 1802. His remains were later disinterred by
an admirer looking to return them to England; his final resting
place today is unknown.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    A must read on the road to our own Independence!

    ....yet another book of historical importance that sees little of the light of day; yet it was instrumental in rallying people to seek their independence!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    I loved this book, read it when I was a sophomore in high school

    I loved this book, read it when I was a sophomore in high school and could reread it over and over. It was more than just a history lesson for me, it was an intro to political thinking and highly influenced and inspired me. His ideas and way of thinking are extremely interesting. Brilliantly written. Highly recommend.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

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    This is a must have and must read. This is the book that sparked

    This is a must have and must read. This is the book that sparked up the American Revolution against the King of England and was the first item that articulated what the colonies were already thinking about. This book provided basis and a initiative to Declaration of Independence, so anyone who enjoys or wants to know historical meaning of our nation, should have a copy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Risinglegend & Co

    Coming soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    A classic

    This book is a classic that should be read by all.

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