The Thomas Paine Library

Thomas Paine was one of the recognized legends in the founding of this country. He was an author and revolutionary activist who took part in three revolutions. His role in American history, as well as world history, is monumental. John Adams said: "Without the pen of Paine, the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain." Paine's impact on philosophy and politics helped mold the age of democratic revolutions and reverberates down to this day.
(From the Bordentown Historical Society)



Common Sense
Age Of Reason
The American Crisis


Works by Thomas Paine You can Buy:

Common Sense

"These are the times that try men's souls," begins Thomas Paine's Common Sense, the impassioned pamphlet that helped ignite the American Revolution. Published in Philadelphia in January of 1776, Common Sense sold 150,000 copies almost immediately. A powerful piece of propaganda, it attacked the idea of a hereditary monarchy, dismissed the chance for reconciliation with England, and outlined the economic benefits of independence while espousing equality of rights among citizens. Paine fanned a flame that was already burning, but many historians argue that his work unified dissenting voices and persuaded patriots that the American Revolution was not only necessary, but an epochal step in world history.

Common Sense (Cheap Edition)

Age Of Reason

Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense, the Crisis, and Other Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters : Rights of Man : The Age of Reason

A collection of the work of Thomas Paine, the democratic voice of the Age of Revolution, includes Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, plus letters and prophetic articles.


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