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Thomas Paine (1) (1737–1809)

Autor(a) de Common Sense

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About the Author

Born to parents with Quaker leanings, Thomas Paine grew up amid modest circumstances in the rural environs of Thetford, England. As the recipient of what he termed "a good moral education and a tolerable stock of useful learning," little in Paine's early years seemed to suggest that he would one mostrar mais day rise to a stunning defense of American independence in such passionate and compelling works as Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis essays (1776-83). Paine's early years were characterized by a constant struggle to remain financially solvent while pursuing a number of nonintellectual activities. Nevertheless, the young Paine read such Enlightenment theorists as Isaac Newton and John Locke and remained dedicated to the idea that education was a lifelong commitment. From 1753 to 1759, Paine worked alternately as a sailor, a staymaker, and a customs officer. Between 1759 and 1772, he married twice. His first wife died within a year of their marriage, and Paine separated amicably from his second wife after a shop they operated together went bankrupt. While these circumstances seemed gloomy, Paine fortuitously made the acquaintance of Benjamin Franklin in London in 1773. Impressed by Paine's self-education, Franklin encouraged the young man to venture to America where he might prosper. Arriving in Philadelphia in 1774, Paine quickly found himself energized by the volatile nature of Revolutionary politics. Working as an editor of Pennsylvania Magazine, Paine found a forum for his passionate radical views. In the years that followed, Paine became increasingly committed to American independence, and to his conviction that the elitist and corrupt government that had ruled over him in England had little business extending its corrosive colonial power to the States. Moved by these beliefs, Paine published Common Sense (1776), a test that proved invaluable in unifying American sentiment against British rule. Later, after joining the fray as a soldier, Paine penned the familiar lines in "The American Crisis": "These are the times that try men's souls." Fifteen years later, Paine wrote his other famous work, Rights of Man (1791). Drawing on his eclectic experiences as a laborer, an international radical politician, and a revolutionary soldier, Paine asserted his Lockeian belief that since God created humans in "one degree only," then rights should be equal for every individual. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Thomas Paine

Common Sense (1776) 5,206 cópias
Rights of Man (1791) 2,358 cópias
The Age of Reason (1794) 1,546 cópias
The Thomas Paine Reader (1987) 283 cópias
The Crisis (1776) 238 cópias
Paine: Political Writings (1978) 133 cópias
Common Sense and the Crisis (1776) 91 cópias
Common Sense and Other Works (2019) 53 cópias
Keystone of Democracy (2005) 33 cópias
The Theological Works (1879) 14 cópias
Escritos políticos (1964) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Selected Work of Tom Paine (1945) 4 cópias
Rights of man. pt. 2 (2012) 4 cópias
Age of Reason Part 2 (2001) 3 cópias
Krise I-IV (2009) 3 cópias
Essays (2022) 2 cópias
Compact maritime 2 cópias
Krise V-XIII (2009) 2 cópias
Works (2013) 2 cópias
Direitos do Homem Livro 1 (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
SELECTED WRITINGS 1 exemplar(es)
Federal orrery 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Writings 1 exemplar(es)
Rights of Man, Part I (1892) 1 exemplar(es)
The Theophilanthropist 1 exemplar(es)
Liberty tree (1864) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 299 cópias
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
World's Great Adventure Stories (1929) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Meeting of Minds: First Series (1978) — Subject — 57 cópias
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Dissenters : America's Voices of Opposition (1993) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Contribuinte, algumas edições25 cópias
The Druid Revival Reader (2011) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Thomas Paine and Common Sense em American History (Janeiro 2007)


O panfleto foi publicado de forma anônima em 1776 e segundo os historiadores foi peça chave na declaração de independência dos Estados Unidos e na revolução americana. O inglês é antigo mas ainda é possível entender os argumentos e paralelos que o autor faz.
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