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Rights Of Man

Thomas Paine

A book in 2 Parts, published in 1791 and 1792. Part First denounces Edmund Burke’s defense of monarchy and his attacks against the French Revolution, and in plain layman’s language traces the birth and fallacy of monarchy, and the source of man's inalienable rights. Part Second examines the roots and benefits of constitutional government. Written with Paine's dry wit and hard hitting logic, in layman's language, the book was widely circulated in Europe and America. Considered the earliest complete statement of republican principles, Paine opposes the idea of hereditary kings and speaks against the belief in dictatorial government as necessary to a well-managed society. Paine's visionary call for republicanism and social welfare was generations ahead of its time, and landed him in prison and narrowly escaping the guillotine! NOTE: Long chapters of this document have been divided into Parts to comply with audio file size requirements. While not designated thus by Paine, every effort has been made to create logical divisions.( ~ Summary by Michele Fry) There were two proof listeners for this book: Michele Fry and AdeledePignerolles

A book in 2 Parts, published in 1791 and 1792. Part First denounces Edmund Burke’s defense of monarchy and his attacks against the French Revolution, and in plain layman’s language traces the birth and fallacy of monarchy, and the source of man's inalienable rights. Part Second examines the roots and benefits of constitutional government. Written with Paine's dry wit and hard hitting logic, in layman's language, the book was widely circulated in Europe and America. Considered the earliest complete statement of republican principles, Paine opposes the idea of hereditary kings and speaks against the belief in dictatorial government as necessary to a well-managed society. Paine's visionary call for republicanism and social welfare was generations ahead of its time, and landed him in prison and narrowly escaping the guillotine! NOTE: Long chapters of this document have been divided into Parts to comply with audio file size requirements. While not designated thus by Paine, every effort has been made to create logical divisions.( ~ Summary by Michele Fry) There were two proof listeners for this book: Michele Fry and AdeledePignerolles
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A book in 2 Parts, published in 1791 and 1792. Part First denounces Edmund Burke’s defense of monarchy and his attacks against the French Revolution, and in plain layman’s language traces the birth and fallacy of monarchy, and the source of man's inalienable rights. Part Second examines the roots and benefits of constitutional government. Written with Paine's dry wit and hard hitting logic, in layman's language, the book was widely circulated in Europe and America. Considered the earliest complete statement of republican principles, Paine opposes the idea of hereditary kings and speaks against the belief in dictatorial government as necessary to a well-managed society. Paine's visionary call for republicanism and social welfare was generations ahead of its time, and landed him in prison and narrowly escaping the guillotine! NOTE: Long chapters of this document have been divided into Parts to comply with audio file size requirements. While not designated thus by Paine, every effort has been made to create logical divisions.( ~ Summary by Michele Fry) There were two proof listeners for this book: Michele Fry and AdeledePignerolles

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

35:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

31:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

35:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:37