Poor Richard's Almanack (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
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 ...
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Poor Richard's Almanack (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview



This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411466487
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 920,140
  • File size: 802 KB

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a man of many roles-printer, author, philosopher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and politician to name only a few. He was so successful as a businessman that he was able to retire at the age of forty-two. He proved equally adept at science, and his experiments in electricity made him the most famous American in the colonies. Politics and diplomacy took up much of the latter half of his life, and he showed himself a master of these as well, perhaps most importantly by securing the support of France during the American Revolution. And his Autobiography made him the role model for countless future generations who hoped to emulate his rags-to-riches story. To understand Franklin is, to a large extent, to understand early America.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2000

    GGGRREEAAT

    This is a very witty, funny, and a great book to live by.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    I love it !

    It is a godly book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Fun and not in gibberish

    Thankfully

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    OMG

    I takes too long to load!! This almanack stinks! :( :( :(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Yes

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Full of advice which is as sound today as the day he wrote it.

    Full of advice which is as sound today as the day he wrote it.

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