Thomas Paine was a hugely influential revolutionary pamphleteer, whose writings were instrumental in bringing about some of the greatest political changes the world has seen. Paine's enduring importance lies not so much in the depth of his political philosophy as in his great abilities as a communicator of political ideas. Conway's Writings was the first complete critical collection of Paine's works, and his Life was the first account to show Paine in a positive light.
Table of Contents
1." KILL THE KING, BUT NOT THE MAN" II.-AN OUTLAWED ENGLISH AMBASSADOR III.-REVOLUTION VS. CONSTITUTION IV.-A GARDEN IN THE FAUBOURG ST. DENIS V.-A CONSPIRACY .Vl.-A TESTIMONY UNDER THE GUILLOTINE VII-A MINISTER AND HIS PRISONER Vlll.-SICK AND IN PRISON IX.-A RESTORATION X.-THE SILENCE OF WASHINGTON XI.-" THE AGE OF REASON..XII.-FRIENDSHIPS XIII.-THEOPHILANTHROPY XIV.-THE REPUBLICAN ABDIEL XV.-THE LAST YEAR IN EUROPE XVI.-THE AMERICAN BQUISITION XVII.-NEW ROCHELLE AND THE BONNEVILLES XVIII.-A NEW YORK PROMETHEUS XIX.-PERSONAL TRAITS XX.-DEATH AND RESURRECTION APPENDIX A,-THE COBBETT PAPERS APPENDIX B.-THE HALL MANUSCRIPTS APPENDIX C. PORTRAITS OF PAINEAPPENDIX D.-BRIEF LIST OF PAINE's WORKS
Volume Editor: Moncure Daniel Conway