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Common Sense: and Related Writings (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

Common Sense: and Related Writings (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
Author: Thomas Paine
ISBN 13: 9780312201487
ISBN 10: 312201486
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 2000-11-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
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Thomas Paine’s Common Sense is one of the most important and often assigned primary documents of the Revolutionary era. This edition of the pamphlet is unique in its inclusion of selections from Paine’s other writings from 1775 and 1776 — additional essays that contextualize Common Sense and provide unusual insight on both the writer and the cause for which he wrote. The volume introduction includes coverage of Paine’s childhood and early adult years in England, arguing for the significance of personal experience, environment, career, and religion in understanding Paine’s influential political writings. The volume also includes a glossary, a chronology, 12 illustrations, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration.