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Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School
     

Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

by Benjamin Franklin, Carl Japikse (Editor)
 
There is a side to scientist, printer, and inventor Benjamin Franklin we were not exposed to in school—for better or worse, depending upon the degree of your prudery. This book is a testament to the satirical rogue that lived inside the brilliant philosopher, and a tribute to the ideal of a free press in the United States. A collection of witty, funny, and often

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There is a side to scientist, printer, and inventor Benjamin Franklin we were not exposed to in school—for better or worse, depending upon the degree of your prudery. This book is a testament to the satirical rogue that lived inside the brilliant philosopher, and a tribute to the ideal of a free press in the United States. A collection of witty, funny, and often scandalous short pieces on all sorts of human foibles and phenomena, this book confirms that our country's wisest man was also something of a wise guy! Includes The Letter to a Royal Academy (which inspired the title), The Speech of Miss Polly Baker, On Choosing a Mistress, Rules on Making Oneself Disagreeable, The Supreme Court of the Press, Father Abraham's Speech, a number of drinking songs and other verses, and a host of satires against England during the time just before the Revolutionary War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898048018
Publisher:
Ariel Press
Publication date:
04/01/1990
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.41(d)

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