full title Common Sense

author  Thomas Paine

type of work  Political Pamphlet

language  English

time and place written  1775–1776, Philadelphia

date of first publication  January 10, 1776

publisher  Robert Bell

themes  Government as a necessary evil, State of Nature, The Inevitability of American Independence, The Inevitability of British Oppression, America's relationship with the rest of Europe, The Problems with Monarchy