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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There has lately appeared among us a most excellent piece of poetry, entitled, an
elegy upon the much lamented death of Mrs. Mehitebell Kitel, wife of Mr. John
Kitel of Salem, &c. It may justly be said in its praise, without flattery to the author, ...
A SCOLDING WIFE Franklin's affection for Deborah grew from his pride at her
industry; many years later, when he was in London arguing before the House of
Commons that unfair taxes would lead to boycotts of British manufacturers, ...
Soon after their marriage, he wrote a piece called “A Scolding Wife,” in which he
defended assertive women by saying they tended to be “active in the business of
the family, special good housewives, and very careful of their husband's ...
... the populace was made from the justice's house to the scales, which were fixed
on a gallows erected for that purpose opposite to the house, that the justice's wife
and the rest of the ladies might see the trial, without coming amongst the mob; ...
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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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