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,See more details below

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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:
240,352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)

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