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By O. Henry

ISBN-10: 1101042567

ISBN-13: 9781101042564

The grasp of Irony

Readers internationally realize O. Henry because the most sensible brief tale author of the early 20th century. well known as a grasp of irony, O. Henry additionally monitors the following stunning wordplay and a wry mixture of pathos and humor.

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CHAPTER V. - Ways and Means of Improving the Condition of Europe, ... THE AGE OF REASON - (selections) THE AGE OF REASON. PART I. THE AGE OF REASON. - PART II. AGRARIAN JUSTICE - [I795] AUTHOR舗S INSCRIPTION. - To the Legislature and the Executive Directory of the ... PREFACE. AGRARIAN JUSTICE. LETTERS TO THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES - And particularly to the Leaders ... LETTER NO. ONE LETTER NO. TWO LETTER NO. THREE LETTER NO. FOUR LETTER NO. FIVE LETTER NO. SIX INSPIRED BY THOMAS PAINE AND HIS WRITINGS COMMENTS & QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING List of Tables TABLE I.

In 1791 he published the first part of Rights of Man (the second appeared in 1792), articulating the political necessity of the revolution in France and calling for the English to establish a constitutional democracy. The pamphlet was wildly successful; in response, in May 1792 the English government charged Paine with seditious libel and issued a warrant for his arrest. Before his case came to trial Paine left for France, never to return to England, where he was tried and convicted of treason in absentia.

To demonstrate the reasonableness of these proposals, he detailed with typical brio the historical trajectory of civilization from the equal state within Indian tribes to the egregious social distances of contemporary society. An invitation from the newly elected Jefferson offering Paine passage on an American warship proved decisive. In 1802 Paine sailed back to an America quite different from the one he had left fourteen years earlier. Both Washington and Franklin were now dead. Partisan warfare between the Federalists and their Democratic-Republican opponents had replaced the cooperation among the patriot leaders during the Revolution.

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