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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

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National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve.

Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing 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 woman but an entire world—a world usually lost to history. Lepore’s life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown.

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly The Boston Globe

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, 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.

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. 

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Sarah Swedberg, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Sarah Swedberg)
Jill Lepore worked a miracle with very few sources. As she wrote in an appendix, this book is a meditation on silence: the silence of the historical record, and the silence of those who weren't silent in their own era but we have largely ignored or forgotten. Lepore revived Jane Franklin for the ages.

I realized, while reading this, that one of the reasons I so love her writing is that she uses short, but perfect sentences. Her prose is a pleasure to read.
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ISBN:
9780307948830
Author:
Lepore, Jill
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
biography;history;non-fiction;18th century;american history;american revolution;boston;benjamin franklin;women
Subject:
biography;history;benjamin franklin;non-fiction;american revolution;18th century;american history;boston;women;colonial america
Subject:
biography;history;benjamin franklin;boston;american revolution;non-fiction;american history;18th century;women;colonial america;us history
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.94 lb

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"Synopsis" by , NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly The Boston Globe

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, 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.

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. 

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