Common Sense


Published anonymously in 1776 – the year of the American Declaration of Independence – Paine’s ‘Common Sense’ became an immediate bestseller. More than any other factor, it was this pamphlet which sparked off the movement that established the independence of the United States.

ISBN: 9780141018904 Author: Paine, Thomas Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 2nd September 2004 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 320.011 (edition:22) Pages: 103 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , , ,

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.

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