Thomas Paine was arguably the single most influential political writer during the American and French Revolutions. For this revised and updated edition the distinguished intellectual historian Bruce Kuklick brings together an expanded collection of the classic Paine texts--Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason--as well as the first of Paine's papers on The Crisis of 1776. A brief chronology, updated notes for further reading, and a succinct and lucid introduction to the principal themes of each text give further help to the student reader.
The classic Paine texts--Common sense, The Rights of man, The Age of reason--as well as the first of his papers on The Crisis of 1776. Kuklick humanities, U. of Pennsylvania provides an introduction to the principal themes of each text. Essentially a student-oriented collection. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
Introduction; Principal events in Paine's life; Bibliographical note; Note on the text; Common Sense (1776); The Crisis, Number I (1776); Rights of Man, Part I (1791); Rights of Man, Part II (1792); The Age of Reason, Part First (1794).