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
INTRODUCTION -- PREFATORY NOTE TO PAINE'S FIRST ESSAY -- I.-AFRICAN SLAVERY IN AMERICA -- II.-A DIALOGUE BETWEEN GENERAL WOLFE AND GENERAL GAGE IN A WOOD NEAR BOSTON -- III-THE MAGAZINE IN AMERICA. -- IV.-USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING HINTS -- V.-NEW ANECDOTES OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT -- VI.-REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE AND DEATH OF LORD CLIVE -- VII-CUPID AND HYMEN -- VIII.-DUELLING -- IX.-REFLECTIONS ON TITLES -- X.-THE DREAM INTERPRETED -- XI-REFLECTIONS ON UNHAPPY MARRIAGES -- XII.-THOUGHTS ON DEFENSIVE WAR -- XIII-AN OCCASIONAL LETTER ON THE FEMALE SEX -- XIV.-A SERIOUS THOUGHT -- XV.-COMMON SENSE -- XVI.-EPISTLE TO QUAKERS -- XVII.-THE FORESTER'S LETTERS -- XVIII.-A DIALOGUE. -- XIX.-THE AMERICAN CRISIS. -- XX.-RETREAT ACROSS THE DELAWARE -- XXI.-LETTER TO FRANKLIN, IN PARIS -- XXII.-THE AFFAIR OF SILAS DEANE -- XXIII.-To THE PUBLIC ON MR. DEANE'S AFFAIR -- XXIV.-MESSRS. DEANE, JAY, AND GERARD.
Moncure Daniel Conway,