A Benjamin Franklin Reader
Simon and Schuster, 15.06.2005 - 576 Seiten
A selection of Benjamin Franklin’s writings, with an introduction and commentary by renowned author Walter Isaacson.
Selected and annotated by the author of the acclaimed Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, this collection of Franklin’s writings shows why he was the bestselling author of his day and remains America’s favorite founder and wit. Includes an introductory essay exploring Franklin’s life and impact as a writer, and each piece is accompanied by a preface and notes that provide background, context, and analysis.
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Moves to London. “A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain.”
Returns to Philadelphia. Opens his own print shop. Writes Busy-Body essays.
Buys Pennsylvania Gazette. Enters common-law marriage with Deborah Read.
Franklin befriended him in London and visited him in Edinburgh in 1759 and
1771. SAMUEL KEIMER (c. 1688–1742). A London printer, he moved to
Philadelphia in 1722 and gave Franklin his first job there the following year.
Franklin had a ...
MARGARET STEVENSON (1706–1783). Franklin's landlady on Craven Street,
off the Strand, and occasional companion in London. MARY “POLLY”
STEVENSON [HEWSON] (1739–1795). Mrs. Stevenson's daughter, longtime
flirtatious young ...
He would read the essays of Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in The
Spectator, the irreverent London daily that flourished in 1711–12, take notes,
jumble them up, set them aside, and then return to them a few days later to see
how well he ...
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Very, very interesting. Benjamin Franklin, while definitely a strange fellow, was certainly a genius and one of the best writers of all time. What scares me is that because he's so good, he almost ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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