Rights Of Man

Thomas PAINE (1737 - 1809)

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

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Editor's Introduction Michele Fry
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Play 01 Dedication Michele Fry
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Play 02 Paine's Preface To The English Edition Michele Fry
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Play 03 Paine's Preface To The French Edition Michele Fry
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Play 04 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 1 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 05 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 2 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 06 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 3 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 07 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 4 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 08 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 5 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 09 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 6 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 10 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 7 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 11 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 8 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 12 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 9 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 13 Part The First, Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 10 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 14 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 11 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 15 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 12 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 16 Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution, Part 13 of 13 Michele Fry
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Play 17 Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Of Citizens Michele Fry
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Play 18 Observations On The Declaration Of Rights Michele Fry
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Play 19 Miscellaneous Chapter, Part 1 of 3 Michele Fry
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Play 20 Miscellaneous Chapter, Part 2 of 3 Michele Fry
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Play 21 Miscellaneous Chapter, Part 3 of 3 Michele Fry
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Play 22 Conclusion (of Part The First) Michele Fry
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Play 23 Part Second, Introduction Edward Kirkby
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Play 24 Part Second, Chapter 1, Of Society And Civilization Edward Kirkby
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Play 25 Part Second, Chapter 2, Of The Origin Of The Present Old Governments Edward Kirkby
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Play 26 Part Second, Chapter 3, Of The Old And New Systems Of Government Edward Kirkby
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Play 27 Part Second, Chapter 4, On Constitutions, Part 1 of 2 Edward Kirkby
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Play 28 Part Second, Chapter 4, Part 2 of 2 Edward Kirkby
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Play 29 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 1 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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Play 30 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 2 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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Play 31 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 3 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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Play 32 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 4 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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Play 33 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 5 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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Play 34 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 6 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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Play 35 Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Part 7 of 7 Edward Kirkby
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