Thomas Paine

Common Sense

originally published:


The title page of the first edition, as shown on the website of the Lilly Library.


  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1776)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 01/29/1737
died: 06/08/1809
born as: Thomas Paine

English-born, American pamphleteer and revolutionary whose best known work, Common Sense, was a major catalyst of the American Revolution.