Born in England, Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was a great Enlightenment thinker and revolutionary, who played a critical role in both the American and the French Revolutions. His influential pamphlet Common Sense was read by over 30% of the population of the colonies. It is considered to be a precursor to the Declaration of Independence.
This edition contains his most important works:
*Common Sense (1776)
*The American Crisis (1776-1783)
*The Rights of Man, Parts I & II (1791-1792)
*The Age of Reason, Parts I & II (1794-1795)
*Dissertation on the First Principles of Government (1795)
*Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance (1796)
*Agrarian Justice (1797)
Based on the 1940 publication The Living Thoughts of Tom Paine, edited and with a biographical introduction by John Dos Passos.