The Thomas Paine Reader

The Thomas Paine Reader

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by Thomas Paine
     
 

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This major collection reveals Thomas paine (1737-1809) as an inspiration to the Americans in their struggle for independence, a passionate supporter of the French Revolution and the greatest of English radical writers.

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This major collection reveals Thomas paine (1737-1809) as an inspiration to the Americans in their struggle for independence, a passionate supporter of the French Revolution and the greatest of English radical writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140444964
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1987
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Thomas Paine (1737-1802) was born at Thetford, Norfolk in England, as a son of a Quaker. He immigrated to America in 1774. There he published works criticising the slavery and supporting American independence. He became very popular but returned to England where he became involved in the French Revolution. After that he returned to America, where he died. 

Isaac Kramnick is a professor of Government at Cornell University and has edited of The Federalist Papers and The Thomas Paine Reader.

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The Thomas Paine Reader 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Hill_Ravens More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and educational read. The writing is a little wordy and dry at times, but is bearable due to the slight humor throughout the works. Very interesting to read and see first hand how horribly the book is being represented by most political groups in the media. All works are subject to interpretation, however I know first hand of blatant examples of Paine's works being taken out of context to suit whatever party is quoting or ripping of his works. I have a lot more respect and patience with the founding of our nation after reading this. Highly recommend for anyone curious about the start of our country.