Thomas Paine

A. J. Ayer

Thomas Paine
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A. J. Ayer

206 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1988
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780226033396 Published August 1990 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth
"A lively discussion of the life and writings of one of the premier revolutionaries of the eighteenth century. [Ayer's] chapters alternate between the externals of Paine's life and career in England, America, and France and analyses of Common Sense, The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, other significant but less well known writings, and Paine's anticipations of the welfare state."—History: Reviews of New Books

"[An] exciting book about Paine's life and principles."—Christopher Hitchens, Newsday
1. The Years of Obscurity
2. The Precursors
3. Common Sense and Its Effects
4. The Onslaught of Burke
5. Rights of Man: Part One
6. Rights of Man: Part Two
7. Citizen Paine
8. The Age of Reason
9. The Last Years
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