Rights Of Man


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(4.7 stars; 15 reviews)

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 (9 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Editor's Introduction 13:04 Read by Michele Fry
Dedication 1:14 Read by Michele Fry
Paine's Preface To The English Edition 5:24 Read by Michele Fry
Paine's Preface To The French Edition 5:02 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 16:43 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 17:01 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 19:08 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 12:51 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 12:07 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 24:18 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 9:43 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 10:42 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 16:09 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the Fr… 9:00 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 14:53 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 13:00 Read by Michele Fry
Part The First, Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution,… 5:44 Read by Michele Fry
Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Of Citizens 6:32 Read by Michele Fry
Observations On The Declaration Of Rights 6:12 Read by Michele Fry
Miscellaneous Chapter, Part 1 of 3 18:08 Read by Michele Fry
Miscellaneous Chapter, Part 2 of 3 15:16 Read by Michele Fry
Miscellaneous Chapter, Part 3 of 3 24:43 Read by Michele Fry
Conclusion (of Part The First) 17:09 Read by Michele Fry
Part Second, Introduction 9:43 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 1, Of Society And Civilization 13:57 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 2, Of The Origin Of The Present Old Governments 6:30 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 3, Of The Old And New Systems Of Government 35:42 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 4, On Constitutions, Part 1 of 2 24:48 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 4, Part 2 of 2 33:28 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 24:02 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 14:28 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 31:56 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 21:23 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 23:37 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 35:08 Read by Edward Kirkby
Part Second, Chapter 5, Ways And Means Of Improving The Condition Of Europe, Pa… 7:36 Read by Edward Kirkby

Reviews

Important Book of Principles

(5 stars)

This work is an important review and defense of the principles that this nation was founded. Not just the finale legal statements recorded in our founding documents, but the full ideals laid out boldly by an unashamed disciple of Liberty. This is a must read for anyone wanting to u sweat and why America really is so unique. While at this time in Paines life he is very much enamored with the French Revolution, he would later repent of this as Jefferson did. Yet despite this partisanship, we can see the divergence in the Revolutions (American and French) and the imitations other European nations made of the American Experiment. This is made clear as Paine in vivid detail contrasts a government set up by the People vs. one set up by conquest.

An amazing book. Great reading! Thank you very!

(5 stars)