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Thomas Paine : A Collection of Unknown Writings (Paperback)

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This collection offers a glimpse of Thomas Paine, the eighteenth-century radical pamphleteer, as has not been seen, either publicly or privately, in over 200 years. Introduced by a unique biography, those readers familiar with his writings may be surprised at the topics, personal thoughts, and romantic themes to which he applied his ever-to-hand, rarely dry, goose quill pen. From personal correspondence and poetry, to one piece revealing his true thoughts on the monarchical system of Britain, and a book-length inflammatory pamphlet, Paine is shown to be an even more enigmatic figure than previously known.
Two recently discovered portraits of Paine, one of a proudly-confident, middle aged man of Philadelphia and the other an elegantly-dressed, older, gentleman of Paris, add mystery to this book, a mystery yet to be solved. Hazel Burgess''s additions to the Paine corpus are indispensable reading to those interested in eighteenth-century transatlantic history.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230239715
SKU 211880611
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0230239714
Release Date 12/22/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0242
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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