Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution: Part I & II

Creator

Date

1792

Identifier

de Beer Eb 1792

Publisher

London: Printed for the Booksellers

Abstract

Following the purchase of a 1794 edition of Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, Special Collections recently obtained his The Rights of Man (1792), a controversial work written as an answer to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France. Paine was an advocate of republicanism and this work contains his belief that men had ‘natural rights’. He also urged that individuals had every right to free themselves from governmental tyranny. Such seditious talk caused Paine to be labelled an outlaw in England; he was forced to flee to France.

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Citation

Thomas Paine , “Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s Attack on the French Revolution: Part I & II,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 28, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8386.