The Complete Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume 1
The writings of Thomas Paine helped shape the American nation and left their imprint on democratic thought all over the world. This two-volume set represents an attempt to make these writings available to both the general reader and the student. Every effort has been made to include all of Paine's writings available at present, and to present them in a manner that would make clear their historical background. Emphasis has been placed throughout on presenting Paine's writings in their essential clarity, and for this purpose efforts have been made, without in any sense distorting Paine's meaning, to modernize the spelling, capitalization and punctuation wherever it was necessary to make the meaning clear to a present day reader.
Volume One contains Paine's major works: Common Sense, The American Crisis, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason, and Agrarian Justice.
The Citadel Press, New York, 1945