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Writings of Thomas Paine (1774-1779), the American Crisis

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ISBN-10: 140656107X

ISBN-13: 9781406561074

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Paine, Moncure Daniel Conway

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List price: $9.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Born to parents with Quaker leanings, Thomas Paine grew up amid modest circumstances in the rural environs of Thetford, England. As the recipient of what he termed "a good moral education and a tolerable stock of useful learning," little in Paine's early years seemed to suggest that he would one day rise to a stunning defense of American independence in such passionate and compelling works as Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis essays (1776-83). Paine's early years were characterized by a constant struggle to remain financially solvent while pursuing a number of nonintellectual activities. Nevertheless, the young Paine read such Enlightenment theorists as Isaac Newton and John Locke…