Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264672

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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This work is a statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. It argues that people are born with a set of natural rights and that any society that violates those rights is flawed and should be changed.

Rights of Man, Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 376

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Collects Paine's political writings about the American and French revolutions

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140390154

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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One of the great classics on democracy, Rights of Man was published in England in 1791 as a vindication of the French Revolution and a critique of the British system of government. In direct, forceful prose, Paine defends popular rights, national independence, revolutionary war, and economic growth—all considered dangerous and even seditious issues. 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953800X

Category: History

Page: 504

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Thomas Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense (1776) was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution--and his Rights of Man (1791-2), the most famous defense of the French Revolution, sent out a clarion call for revolution throughout the world. Paine paid the price for his principles: he was outlawed in Britain, narrowly escaped execution in France, and was vilified as an atheist and a Jacobin on his return to America. This new edition contains the complete texts of both Rights of Man and Common Sense, as well as six other powerfully political writings--American Crisis I, American Crisis XIII, Agrarian Justice, Letter to Jefferson, Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation, and Dissertation on the First Principles of Government--all of which illustrate why Paine's ideas still resonate in the modern welfare states of today. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine,General Press

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9390492467

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Originally published in two parts, in 1791 and 1792, Rights of Man is one of the great classics on democracy, a popular sensation in the United States, while in England, its incendiary views were seen as a threat to the Crown. For its erudite prose and rigorous argumentation, it remains a classic text of political thought. ‘Rights of Man’ is Paine’s greatest and most widely read work, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms. Written in response to Edmund Burke’s highly critical Reflections on the Revolution in France, its forceful rebuke of aristocratic rule and persuasive endorsement of self-government made it one of the most influential political statements in history. Paine asserts that human rights are not granted by the government but inherent to man’s nature. He goes on to argue that the purpose of government is to protect these natural rights, and if a government fails to do so, its people are duty-bound to revolution.

Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine

Author: Thomas Paine,Jack Fruchtman

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451528896

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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Collects several works covering a variety of political subjects, including independence from Britain for the American colonies, service in the Continental army, and the French Revolution.

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857895338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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'Christopher Hitchens... at his characteristically incisive best.' --The Times Thomas Paine is one of the greatest political advocates in history. Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the uprising of the French people, Paine's text is a passionate defence of man's inalienable rights. In Rights of Man Paine argues against monarchy and outlines the elements of a successful republic, including public education, pensions and relief of the poor and unemployed, all financed by income tax. Since its publication, Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned and suppressed but here the polemicist and commentator Christopher Hitchens marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Above all, Hitchens demonstrates how Thomas Paine's book forms the philosophical cornerstone of the first democratic republic, whose revolution is the only example that still speaks to us: the United States of America.

Thomas Paine

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191504262

Category: History

Page: 112

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Definitive, concise, and very interesting...From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time.Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.The Very Interesting People series includes the following titles:1.William Shakespeare by Peter Holland2. George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton3. Charles Dickens by Michael Slater4. Charles Darwin by Adrian Desmond, James Moore, and Janet Browne5. Isaac Newton by Richard S.Westfall6. Elizabeth I by Patrick Collinson7. George III by John Cannon8. Benjamin Disraeli by Jonathan Parry9. Christopher Wren by Kerry Downes10. John Ruskin by Robert Hewison11. James Joyce by Bruce Stewart12. John Milton by Gordon Campbell13. Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler14. Henry VIII by Eric Ives15. Queen Victoria by K. D. Reynolds and H. C. G. Matthew16. Winston Churchill by Paul Addison17. Oliver Cromwell by John Morrill18. Thomas Paine by Mark Philp19. J. M. W. Turner by Luke Herrmann20. William and Mary by Tony Claydon and W. A. Speck

A Fantasy of Reason (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 29)

Author: Don Locke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026491

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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This ‘philosophical biography’ gives an account of Godwin’s life and thought, and by setting his thoughts in the context of his life, brings the two into juxtaposition. It relates Godwin’s views on politics and morality, education and religion, freedom and society, to the events of his life, notably the revolution in France and its impact on radicalism and reaction in Britain and the parliamentary reforms of 1832.

The Rights of Man

Author: Paine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542700641

Category:

Page: 140

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Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). It was published in two parts in March 1791 and February 1792. From the part Mr. Burke took in the American Revolution, it was natural that I should consider him a friend to mankind; and as our acquaintance commenced on that ground, it would have been more agreeable to me to have had cause to continue in that opinion than to change it. At the time Mr. Burke made his violent speech last winter in the English Parliament against the French Revolution and the National Assembly, I was in Paris, and had written to him but a short time before to inform him how prosperously matters were going on. Soon after this I saw his advertisement of the Pamphlet he intended to publish: As the attack was to be made in a language but little studied, and less understood in France, and as everything suffers by translation, I promised some of the friends of the Revolution in that country that whenever Mr. Burke's Pamphlet came forth, I would answer it. This appeared to me the more necessary to be done, when I saw the flagrant misrepresentations which Mr. Burke's Pamphlet contains; and that while it is an outrageous abuse on the French Revolution, and the principles of Liberty, it is an imposition on the rest of the world.