Common Sense

Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1737-1809), originally published anonymously (by “an Englishman”) in Philadelphia on January 10, 1776. This revised edition was published on February 14, 1776. It had a great influence at the time, particularly with regard to the colonies becoming completely independent of Great Britain as well as bringing about the issuance of…

Emma

December 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of Emma by Jane Austen. It was first published on December 23, 1815. Emma is the delightful classic about a financially independent young woman with a “happy disposition” who does not consider marriage for herself. She does, however, find amusement in playing matchmaker with the lives of others in…