Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution. [with] Rights of Man: Part Second. Combining Principle and Practice.

By: Paine, Thomas

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Ninth edition, printed in the same year as part two's original release, and just a year after the first appearance of part one. ESTC T5876 and N13105. Howes P31 and P32. Rebound in grey paper-covered boards with paper spine label and new end sheets. Brief pencil marginalia on just a couple pages, a few pages very faintly foxed, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1792 Hard Cover. viii, 110, [2], xiii, [14]-142, [2] pp. 4to. Both parts of Paine's famous work in defense of political revolution. The first part was originally printed in 1791, and the second part followed the next year. Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736 – June 8, 1809) was an author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Born in Thetford, Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776–1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. The historian Saul K. Padover in the biography Jefferson: A Great American's Life and Ideas, refers to Paine as a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination. Paine greatly influenced the French Revolution. He wrote the Rights of Man (1791), a guide to Enlightenment ideas. Despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention in 1792. The Girondists regarded him as an ally, so, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December of 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of The Age of Reason (1793–94), his book advocating deism, promoting reason and freethinking, and arguing against institutionalized religion and Christian doctrines. He also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice (1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income. Paine remained in France during the early Napoleonic era, but condemned Napoleon's dictatorship, calling him the completest charlatan that ever existed. In 1802, at President Jefferson's invitation, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809. Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his criticisms and ridicule of Christianity.

Title: Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution. [with] Rights of Man: Part Second. Combining Principle and Practice.

Author: Paine, Thomas

Categories: Political Science, Philosophy, French, American, 18th Century,

Edition: Ninth Edition

Publisher: Published for D. Jordan, Piccadilly: 1792

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2291994

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