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Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a wholly different account of the founding of the United States.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jane Mecom; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Jane Mecom
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 9780307958341 0307958345
OCLC Number: 825198044
Description: xiv, 442 pages : illustrations, map, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Jane : 1537-1727 --
Her book : 1727-1757 --
Letters : 1758-1775 --
History : 1775-1793 --
Remains : 1794- --
Appendices. Methods and sources ; A Franklin genealogy ; A Jane genealogy ; A calendar of the letters ; The editorial hand of Jared Sparks ; Jane's library ; A map of Jane's Boston.
Responsibility: Jill Lepore.

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A revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a wholly different account of the founding of the United States.

"From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world--a world usually lost to history. Lepore's life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown"--Publisher's description.

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