Poor Richard's Almanack

Poor Richard's Almanack

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by Benjamin Franklin
     
 

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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, although some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension,

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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, although 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. The Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a fascinating window into colonial America. Franklin's sharp wit still retains its ability to surprise and delight readers today.

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Dave Barry
“What could Benjamin Franklin say that would be relevant to today's world? Plenty, it turns out.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880889186
Publisher:
Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1983
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
745,933
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Franklin was a writer, inventor, political theorist, diplomat, and Founding Father of the United States. He wrote under the pen name of Poor Richard from 1732 to 1757.

Paul A. Volcker was the Chairman of the
Federal Reserve during the Carter and Reagan administrations, and is best known for ending America's stagflation crisis in the 1970s.

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Poor Richard's Almanack (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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cool
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It is a godly book
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Thankfully
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Ever scince my fouerh grade teacher menioned it i have wanted to read it turns out it is practically a must read for any history lovers
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Full of advice which is as sound today as the day he wrote it.
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