Benjamin Franklin as a man of letters

by John Bach McMaster

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin in Boston

Written in English
Published: Pages: 293 Downloads: 106
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  • Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby John Bach McMaster.
SeriesAmerican men of letters
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 293 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14295370M

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From The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which waspublished in French in Paris a year after Franklin's death in ; the first English edition appeared in London in I was the youngest Son and the youngest Child but two, and was born in Boston, N. England My elder brothers were all put to Apprentices to different Trades. Check out this great listen on In best selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin def. Jun 05,  · Benjamin Franklin was a man who enjoyed his wine. While no heavy drinker, Franklin kept 1, bottles of Bordeaux, champagne, and sherry locked away in his Paris home. In one of his many letters, he declared that wine is “constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy,” and even gave an amusing anecdote as to why the Lord. Nov 29,  · In September , Benjamin Franklin sat down to write what is perhaps the most famous letter of reference in American history. He used the phrase “an Author: Linda Killian.

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Silence Dogood was the pen name used by Benjamin Franklin to get his work published in Benjamin Franklin as a man of letters book New-England Courant, a newspaper founded and published by his brother James was after Benjamin Franklin was denied several times when he tried to publish letters under his own name in the 14 Mrs.

Silence Dogood letters were first printed in "Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress" is a letter by Benjamin Franklin dated June 25,in which Franklin counsels a young man about channeling sexual urges.

Due to its licentious nature the letter was not published in collections of Franklin's papers in the United States during the 19th century. Federal court decisions from the mid- to late- 20th century cited the document as a.

This hardcover edition of The Autobiography and Other Writings contains a varied selection of these, like a snake shedding skin.[1] Franklin liked to think of himself as a book: a man of letters, spine of bone, flesh of paper, blood of ink, his skin a cover of leather, stitched.

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[Vol. 1 of 2] With His Most Interesting Essays, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; Familiar, Moral, Political, Economical, and Philosophical by. Benjamin Franklin. avg rating — ratings — 27 editions. In fact, the true character of Benjamin Franklin reveals a man concerned about society and its treatment of humankind.

His concern for public education, public safety, and public health made. Verner W. Crane, "Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People," The Library of American Biography (Boston: Little, Brown, ). The Autobiography is also a uniquely American book.

After a life like Franklin's had become possible and could be described matter-of-factly, the Declaration of Independence seems understandable and much less revolutionary.

Benjamin Franklin: Man of Many Talents. Download Lesson Plan. He sent detailed plans for the construction of the building via letters to his wife, Deborah.

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Without going into too much of a summary of Benjamin Franklin himself, I think it's worth noting the light that the book shines on him. Ben Franklin was a. Benjamin Franklin was born the 10th son of the 17 children of a man who made soap and candles, one of the lowliest of the artisan crafts.

He learned to read very early and had one year in grammar school and another under a private teacher, but his formal education ended at age Sep 01,  · The Library of America should be commended for preserving the works of Benjamin Franklin.

This is the finest compilation of Franklin's writings still in book is organized and presented in chronological order. The first section contains Franklin's writings between This section contains the famous "Silence Dogood" by: 1.

Benjamin Franklin was frequently consulted by Thomas Paine for advice and suggestions regarding his political writings, and Franklin assisted Paine with some of his famous essays. This letter 1 is Franklin’s response to a manuscript Paine sent him that advocated against the concept of a providential God.

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Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first Renaissance man. May 10,  · Franklin developed his phonetic alphabet in but it wasn’t published untilwhen Noah Webster, intrigued by Franklin’s proposal, included its description in his book Dissertations on Author: Jimmy Stamp.

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On one hand, Franklin was a master diplomat. He brought his fame as a scientist and man of letters to the task of impressing Europeans, who generally scoffed at Americans as ignorant backwoodsmen. Franklin's political skill was indispensable in securing French aid for the Revolution; without this aid, America could not possibly have won the war.

Nov 12,  · Stanford American historian Caroline Winterer examined thousands of Benjamin Franklin’s letters as part of her research on the 18th century, which. Nov 23,  · Are you sure you want to remove Benjamin Franklin as a man of letters from your list.

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Dec 19,  · There had hardly been any American abroad who loved all things British as Benjamin Franklin. By as an agent for four American colonial assemblies, Franklin had already lived at his Craven Street address in London for 15 years.

Arguably one of the most famous men in the world, Doctor Franklin had made his mark in the world as a printer, scientist, author, inventor, and John L. Smith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin, statesman, philosopher, and man of letters, was born in Boston in of Protestant parents.

He entered Boston Grammar School when he was eight and later attended George Brown Ell's school. When he was twelve his father apprenticed him to his half-brother James as a printer.4/5(8).Introduction.

Benjamin Franklin,printer, scientist, statesman, wrote an Autobiography that poses a riddle never completely solved: How could such an incomplete, disjointed, inaccurate, mangled manuscript be so perennially popular?Translated into dozens of languages and reprinted in hundreds of editions, it continues to be one of the most successful books of all time, even though.No dust jacket.

Very good condition with a couple of foxing spots to first few pages. First book in the series of Bicentennial Classics.

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