Common Sense

Common Sense

Book - 1995
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"Common Sense, " which contained the first demand for complete independence for the American colonies, sold 100,000 copies in less than three months. No other book in the United States has had such a quick or large sale relative to population. The pamphlet was highly influential in swinging the tide of popular opinion toward a clean break with the mother country."
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9781566197007
1566197007
Characteristics: xxvi, 67 p. ; 22 cm.

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pink_horse_965
Jul 20, 2017

It might be true that i only read this because of the musical Hamilton, but i was surprisingly pleased! it was interesting to learn about different thoughts on government and society, and honestly i just love the way Paine writes. I love learning new vocabulary and facts about our history threw this book-it gives great insight on the topics. Many think i wouldn't understand, this is true- im only 13, but my mind is older. ;-)

robhoma Nov 19, 2015

Very pleased with this edition of 'Common Sense." The book is a direct transcription of the Bradford Edition of the book, published on 2-14-1776. All the mistakes are there, as well as Paine's use of caps and italics. In other words, Paine's enthusiasm oozes onto the pages. The first edition, published by R.Bell, and the second edition, were published one month before. The Bradford edition includes the appendix and is the edition usually assigned by most teachers.

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