Thomas Paine Bibliography

Common Sense: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America? 1776
Published 10 January this pamphlet was the first public statement in support of American independence. It was credited by Washington with having “worked a powerful change in the minds of many happy men”.
The American Crisis 1776
After the start of the American war of Independence, Paine maintained the morale of the rebels with a series of pamphlets called The American Crisis (1776-83). Its opening sentence - “These are the times that try men’s souls” - became a battle cry.
Public Good, Being an Examination into the Claims of Virginia to the Vacant Western Territory and of the Right of the United States to the Same? 1780
Included one of the first calls for a national convention (anticipating something like the federal constitution) to remedy the Articles of Confederation; it also displayed his belief that a strong union should exist to which state’s rights should be subordinated.
Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America? 1782
A letter published in Philadelphia and London in which Paine accuses Raynal of plagiarism in Book Eighteen of the Historie des Deux Indes.
Dissertations on Government; The Affairs of the Bank; and Paper-Money 1786
Prospects on the Rubicon 1787
An attack on Pitt’s war policy.
Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution 1791
Part I appeared on 13 March 1791 and Part II on 17 February 1792. Numerous copies of Rights of Man were circulated among the common people by the Society for Constitutional Information and London Constitutional Society. Pitt privately admitted the correctness of some of Paine’s arguments, but he feared the masses would be incited by Paine to a “a bloody revolution” and had him incited for treason. Paine escaped to France and was triumphantly elected to the Revolutionary French Convention. By the end of 1793, 50,000 copies of Part I and 150,000 copies of Part II of The Rights Of Man have been sold in England. Joseph Johnson the original publisher escaped prosecution for publishing the work by withdrawing Part 1 within hours of it going on sale
Letter Addressed to the Addressers on the Late Proclamation 1792
Rights of Man: Part the Second 1792
The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology 1794
Published in France, Part I, 1794 and Part II, 1796. Paine explained that he wrote the work “lest in the general wreck of superstition” in France “we lose sight of morality, of humanity, and of the theology that is true”; a theology, that is, which can prove the existence of a divine designer by the mechanistic design of the universe. Paine’s defence of a rationalistic deism against orthodox Christianity resulted in a loss of his popularity in England and America. Opponents of political reform falsely accused him atheism, and along with his hostile Letter to Washington (1796) enabled the U.S. Federalists to make a scapegoat of Paine in a vain attempt to undermine his friend Thomas Jefferson.
The Age of Reason: Part the Second. Being an Investigation of True and of Fabulous Theology 1795
Letter to George Washington, President of the United States of America on Affairs Public and Private 1796
Agrarian Justice, Opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Monopoly? 1797
Also published in Paris in the same year as Thomas Payne a la legislature et au directoir. Ou la justice agraire opposee a la lor agraire, et aux privileges agraire