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Poor Richard's almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poor Richard's Almanack is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved. Some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. Even so, Almanack holds a central  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 0760762015 9780760762011
OCLC Number: 65341365
Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Poor Richard's almanac
Responsibility: Benjamin Franklin ; introduction by Andrew S. Trees.

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Poor Richard's Almanack is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved. Some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. Even so, Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a window into colonial America. Franklin's sharp wit still retains its ability to surprise and delight readers today.

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