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Benjamin Franklin's humor

Author: Paul M Zall
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named Franklin "Man of the Year" for embodying the characteristics we admire most about ourselves as Americans-humor, irony, energy, and fresh insight. Recreating Franklin's words in the way that his contemporaries would have read  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Quotations
Biography
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Zall, Paul M.
Benjamin Franklin's humor.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2005
(DLC) 2005018025
(OCoLC)60776681
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Zall
ISBN: 0813171865 9780813171869 9780813138176 0813138175
OCLC Number: 65632516
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 186 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: by Paul M. Zall.

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Recreating Benjamin Franklin's words in the way that his contemporaries would have read and understood them, the author chronicles Franklin's use (and abuse) of humor for commercial, diplomatic, and  Read more...

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"The growth in Franklin's control of his comic sense is gradually revealed as Zall traces his wit from his youth to his old age." - ROBERT MIDDLEKAUFF, AUTHOR OF The Glorious Cause: The American Read more...

 
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