Book of ages : The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin. / Jill Lepore.
- ISBN: 9780307958358 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
|Summary, etc.:|| From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians--a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother's fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.It is a life that has never been examined before: that of the sister of one of the most remarkable men of their time, living unknown to the world at large, but a constant presence and influence in her brother's life through their correspondence (he wrote more letters to her than to anyone else). Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world. Lepore's life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on Benjamin Franklin, is at once a...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10479 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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