(1736-1809) British/American writer. Thomas Paine was a pamphleteer and writer. He's famous for "Common Sense" (1776), "The Crisis" (1776-1777), "The Rights of Man" (1791-1792), and "Age of Reason" (1794-1796). He was an important figure in the American Revolution
by Thomas Paine, and Gordon S. Wood. Random House. From the publisher: "In 1776, America was a hotbed of enlightenment and revolution. Thomas Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution. His elegantly persuasive pieces spoke to the hearts and minds of those fighting for freedom. He was later outlawed in Britain, jailed in France, and finally labeled an atheist upon his return to America."
2. Rights of Man/Common Sense: And Other Political Writingsby Thomas Paine, and Mark Philp (Editor). Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "Paine was the first international revolutionary. His 'Common Sense' was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his 'Rights of Man' was the most famous defense of the French. He was an exemplary democrat whose ideas still capture broadly the beliefs behind liberal welfare states today."
3. 46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independenceby Scott Liell. Running Press Book Publishers.
by Thomas Paine, and Thomas P. Slaughter. Palgrave Macmillan. This edition of the pamphlet is unique in its inclusion of selections from Paine's other writings from 1775 and 1776, which help to put his work into perspective.
5. The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine, and Eric Foner (Editor). Penguin. From the publisher: "In his introduction, Eric Foner presents an overview of Paine's career as political theorist and pamphleteer, and supplies essential background material to 'Rights of Man.' He discusses how Paine created a language of modern politics that brought important issues to the common man and the working classes and assesses the debt owed to Paine by the American and British radical traditions."
6. Common Senseby Thomas Paine, and Isaac Kramnick (Editor). Penguin. From the publisher: "Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions, Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld and economic and cultural progress encouraged."
7. Citizen Paine: Thomas Paine's Thoghts On Man, Government, Society, and Religionby Thomas Paine, and John P. Kaminski (Editor). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. From the publisher: "this compilation of over 1,000 quotations on 450 topics draws exclusively from the genius of Tom Paine. Accompanied by a brief but insightful biography, this unique volume expands our understanding and appreciation of this remarkable revolutionary, whose vision of a democratic society shaped a philosophy for his time that still speaks to us today."
by Thomas Paine. Sterling Publishing. From the publisher: "'These are the times that try men's souls' is the immortal line from 'Common Sense,' the document that inspired The Declaration of Independence. And, 'Rights of Man' established the platform for many of today's key political debates. Thus, we have two indispensable classics of the American Revolution, world literature, and political history."
by Thomas Paine, Isaac Kramnick (Editor), and Michael Foot (Editor). Penguin Classics. From the publisher: "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."
by Thomas Paine, Jack Fruchtman (Foreword), and Sidney Hook (Introduction). Signet Classics. From the publisher: "Three key works by one of the world's most eloquent proponents of democracy. Essential reading for all who cherish liberty."