Zall, Paul M.
Benjamin Franklin's humor.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2005
|提及的人：||Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin|
Paul M Zall
|描述：||ix, 186 p. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||Silence Dogood, 1722-1723 --
Paragraphs in Philadelphia, 1729-1735 --
Philadelphia's Poor Richard, 1733-1748 --
Philadelphia comic relief, 1748-1757 --
Making friends overseas, 1757-1774 --
Losing London, 1773-1776 --
Seducing Paris, 1776-1782 --
Comic release, 1783-1785 --
Revising past and future, 1786-1790.
|責任：||by Paul M. Zall.|
"In Benjamin Franklin's Humor, author Paul M. Zall shows how one of America's founding fathers used humor to further both personal and national interests. Early in his career, Franklin impersonated the feisty widow Silence Dogood in a series of comically moralistic essays that helped his brother James outpace competitors in Boston's incipient newspaper market. In the mid-eighteenth century, he displayed his talent for comic impersonation in numerous editions of Poor Richard's Almanac, a series of pocket-sized tomes filled with proverbs and witticisms that were later compiled in Franklin's The Way to Wealth (1758), one of America's all-time best-selling books." "Zall shows how Franklin employed humor to achieve desired ends during even the most difficult diplomatic situations: while helping draft the Declaration of Independence, while securing France's support for the American Revolution, while brokering the treaty with England to end the War for Independence, and while mediating disputes at the Constitutional Convention. He supervised and facilitated the birth of a nation with customary wit and aplomb."--BOOK JACKET.