Spring 2019

Common Sense and Other Works by Thomas Paine

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

Known as the Father of the American Revolution, English-American author Thomas Paine became famous for two pamphlets that inspired the colonists to fight for their independence. Common Sense, published in 1776, fostered the idea that the colonists could separate from the tyrannical rule of the British monarchy, and The American Crisis, published that same year, encouraged soldiers to fight against the British Army. Paine’s later writings included The Rights of Man (1791), a series of articles defending the French Revolution and asserting that people should rise up if governments failed to protect their natural rights. His final text, The Age of Reason (1794–1796), challenged institutionalized religion and critiqued Christian theology, advocating instead for reason and scientific inquiry. This collection features unabridged editions of all four of the American revolutionary’s main pamphlets and writings.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-54154-142-9
$19.99 $14.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2019-01-01
BISACS HIS036000, LCO010000, POL040000
Dewey 320.51
Lexile 1250

Author: Thomas Paine