Collected Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Eric Foner

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781883011031

Category: History

Page: 906

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Includes some of the writings that forged the spirit of a new nation, including "Common Sense," "The Crisis," "The Rights of Man," and The Age of Reason."

The Age of Reason

Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108045472

Category: History

Page: 182

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Published in two parts between 1794 and 1795, this controversial tract on religion is the work of a revolutionary freethinker.

The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV

(1794-1796), the Age of Reason (Dodo Press)

Author: Thomas Paine,Moncure Daniel Conway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406561098

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

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Thomas Paine (1737-1809) 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 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 as an ally, so, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as 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 advocating deism and arguing 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.

The Transatlantic Republican

Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions

Author: Bernard Vincent

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

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This collection of essays by Bernard Vincent covers most aspects of Thomas Paine's life, thought, and works. It highlights Paine's contribution to the American and French Revolutions, as well as the active role he played in the intellectual debates of the Age of Enlightenment, in particular through his heated arguments with Edmund Burke or the Abbé Raynal. More than two centuries later, those debates—on the 'universal' nature of human rights or the 'exceptionalism' of the American experience—seem today to be more relevant than ever.Not only have Common Sense, Rights of Man andThe Age of Reason become classics of Anglo-American literature, but, from the moment they appeared, they ushered in a new type of writer, a new way of writing—and a new class of readers. How Paine stormed the “Bastille of Words,” and in so doing served both the “republic” of letters and the cause of democracy, is the real subject of this book.


Die Rechte des Menschen

Eine Antwort auf Burke's Angriff gegen die französische Revolution u. zugleich eine Kritik des Wesens u. des Werthes der verschied. bestehenden Regierungsformen. Aus dem Englischen. Mit einer Biographie des Verfassers u. einer Vorrede von Friedrich Hecker. [Paine, Thomas]

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 368

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The Writings of Thomas Paine the Age of Reason Part I and II

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541125469

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Page: 82

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The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology is a work written by English and American political activist Thomas Paine. It follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Originally distributed as unbound pamphlets, it was published in three parts in 1794, 1795, and 1807. It was a best-seller in the United States, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. British audiences, however, fearing increased political radicalism as a result of the French Revolution, received it with more hostility. The Age of Reason presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text." It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. The book was also inexpensive, putting it within the reach of a large number of buyers. Fearing the spread of what they viewed as potentially revolutionary ideas, the British government prosecuted printers and book-sellers who tried to publish and distribute it. Nevertheless, Paine's work inspired and guided many free thinkers.

Identität

Author: Dan Chaon

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644900116

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller! Drei Aussteiger, die sich auf den abgründigsten Trip ihres Lebens begeben: Ryan gerät in die Fänge eines Mannes, der als hochkrimineller Identitätsräuber sein Geld verdient. Es ist sein eigener Vater. Miles ist auf der Suche nach seinem Zwillingsbruder. Der leidet an Schizophrenie und ist seit zehn Jahren verschwunden. Lucy verliebt sich in ihren charismatischen Geschichtslehrer. Gemeinsam steigt sie mit ihm aus, nach Nebraska, ins Niemandsland. Aber ist der Mann an ihrer Seite wirklich der, für den sie ihn gehalten hat? Eine atemberaubende Story, deren Einzelteile sich zu einem dramatischen Ganzen zusammenfügen. Und die unweigerlich auf ein ziemlich perfides Ende zuläuft ... «Ich habe lange darauf gewartet, dass jemand mal ein richtig gutes Buch über Identitätsraub schreibt, und ich bin sehr froh, dass Dan Chaon es nun getan hat!» Jonathan Franzen

Paine: Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Bruce Kuklick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521667999

Category: History

Page: 347

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This is a revised and updated edition of the classic works of Paine.

The Writings of Thomas Paine Volume III/IV

The Age of Reason/Common Sense: (Thomas Paine Masterpiece Collection)

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516992331

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Page: 674

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The Writings of Thomas Paine Volume III/IV: The Age of Reason/Common Sense (Thomas Paine Masterpiece Collection)


The Writings of Thomas Paine: The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 8892556371

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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IN the opening year, 1793, when revolutionary France had beheaded its king, the wrath turned next upon the King of kings, by whose grace every tyrant claimed to reign. But eventualities had brought among them a great English and American heart—Thomas Paine. He had pleaded for Louis Caper—"Kill the king but spare the man." Now he pleaded,—"Disbelieve in the King of kings, but do not confuse with that idol the Father of Mankind!"

The Writings of Thomas Paine - Volume 4 (1794-1796)

The Age of Reason

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781318753567

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Page: 216

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Thomas Paine

Author: A. J. Ayer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226033396

Category: History

Page: 195

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A biography of Thomas Paine, who spent his youth in England but became a hero of the American and French revolutions by writing books and pamphlets which embodied the ideals of freedom, equality, and democracy.

Die Politischen Werke

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783957003669

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Page: 388

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Thomas Paine, einer der Grundervater der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, hat eine Vielzahl von politischen Schriften verfasst. Sein Lebensmotto war: Die Welt ist mein Land und Gutes zu tun meine Religion.." Nach diesem Motto lebte er und verfasste seine Werke. Seine Schriften hatten grossen Einfluss auf das Denken seiner Zeitgenossen. Abraham Lincoln und Thomas Edison bekannten sich zu ihm. Paine verstand es, komplizierte Sachverhalte verstandlich darzustellen. Der hier vorliegende zweite Band seiner politischen Werke enthalt eine Vielzahl politischer Schreiben, Briefe und Aufsatze. Der Verlag der Wissenschaften verlegt historische Literatur bekannter und unbekannter wissenschaftlicher Autoren. Dem interessierten Leser werden so teilweise langst nicht mehr verlegte Werke wieder zugangig gemacht. Das vorliegende Buch ist ein unveranderter Nachdruck der historischen Originalausgabe von 1852."



Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution

Author: Edward Larkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445986

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Although the impact of works such as Common Sense and The Rights of Man has led historians to study Thomas Paine's role in the American Revolution and political scientists to evaluate his contributions to political theory, scholars have tacitly agreed not to treat him as a literary figure. This book not only redresses this omission, but also demonstrates that Paine's literary sensibility is particularly evident in the very texts that confirmed his importance as a theorist. And yet, because of this association with the 'masses', Paine is often dismissed as a mere propagandist. Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution recovers Paine as a transatlantic popular intellectual who would translate the major political theories of the eighteenth century into a language that was accessible and appealing to ordinary citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.