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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Paine Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Written in 1791 as a response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man is a seminal work on human freedom and equality.

Using the French Revolution and its ideals as an example, he demonstrates his belief that any government must put the inherent rights of its citizens above all else, especially politics. After its publication, Paine left England for France and was tried in his absence for libel against the crown.

Authoritatively read by David Rintoul. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fiona Robson | 2/11/2014

    " My Grandmother bought me this and it was very interesting - the sort of book you feel you should read but don't usually get around to! Very forward thinking and as relevent today as it was in 1791. Although I can't say I agreed with all of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joey | 2/11/2014

    " Robespierre couldn't get 'em; and I know why. Paine was a Copperfield from the start : he walked right through the goddamn wall of china, no joke! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Searcy | 1/28/2014

    " For me it was ok but he is mostly fighting with this other writer about the French Rev. and he can't seem to focus on anything but hating him and vice versa. He makes some good points on freedom while looking at the newly formed Americas but for the most part his is belly aching and quoting his abonimable counter part. I forgot the other guys name but then again........blah, blah, blah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sidharth | 1/26/2014

    " A great polemic on the inherent rights of human beings, and the difference between a nation and government. Besides being a very enlightening little book that clearly explains much of the philosophical basis of the United States, Paine's witty attacks on Edmund Burke's defense of British and French aristocracy make it an entertaining read as well. It is, of course, slightly chilling in retrospect to read Paine's endless praises of the French Revolution, knowing now that in just a few years it would all be undone by Napoleon. Not to mention the many more years of horror that Europe would have to endure before the Spring he envisioned would come to be. "

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