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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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ISBN:
9780307948830
Subtitle:
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Author:
Lepore, Jill
Publisher:
Vintage
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
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20140701
Binding:
Paperback
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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