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Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Author: Paul M Zall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 political purposes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Quotations
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Zall
ISBN: 9780813134864 0813134862 9780813123714 0813123712
OCLC Number: 1076776341
Description: 1 online resource
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.

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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. Dedicated to the uniquely appealing and enduring humor of  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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