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The Life of Thomas Paine
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date May 1, 2015
Pages 322
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781506180731
ISBN-10 1506180736
Dimensions 0.73 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $23.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "[...]little else than declare war—and prepare war—against France. Pitt, having to be re-elected, managed to keep away from Parliament for several days at its opening, and the onslaught was assumed by Burke. He began by heaping insults on France. On December 15th he boasted that he had not been cajoled by promise of promotion or pension, though he presently, on the same evening, took his seat for the first time on the Treasury bench. In the "Parliamentary History" (vols. xxx. and xxxi.) may be found Burke's epithets on France,—the "republic of assassins," "Cannibal Castle," "nation of murderers," "gang of plunderers," "murderous atheists," "miscreants," "scum of the earth." His vocabulary grew in grossness, of course, after the King's execution and the declaration of war, but from the first it was ribaldry and abuse. And this did not come from a private member, but from the Treasury bench. He was supported by a furious majority which stopped at no injustice. Thus the Convention was burdened with guilt of the September massacres, though it was not then in existence. Paine's works being denounced, Erskine reminded the House of the illegality of so influencing a trial not yet begun. He was not listened to. Fox and fifty other earnest men had a serious purpose of trying to save the King's life, and proposed to negotiate with the Convention. Burke fairly foamed at the motions to that end, made by Fox and Lord Lansdowne.[...]".

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780405091148
 
from Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1972)
9780405091148 | details & prices | 7.75 × 10.75 × 1.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $32.95
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Paperback
Book cover for 9781506180731 Book cover for 9781532791666
 
With Moncure Daniel Conway | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 17, 2016); titled "The Life of Thomas Paine"
9781532791666 | details & prices | 378 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.86 in. | List price $14.99
About: Excerpt from the Preface: The works written by Paine in Rickman's house were the second part of "The Rights of Man," and "A Letter to the Addressers.
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With Moncure Daniel Conway | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 1, 2015); titled "The Life of Thomas Paine"
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