A Benjamin Franklin reader

Including THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Poor Richard's Almanac, Silence Dogood's letters, Polly Baker's trial, bagatelles to his French girlfriends, the closing speech at the Constitutiona Convention, letters to Jefferson and Adams and Washington, and many other writings.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Contributors: Isaacson, Walter.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Young Apprentice
  • Silence Dogood Introduces Herself
  • Silence Dogood on Courtship
  • Silence Dogood Attacks Harvard
  • Silence Dogood's Recipe for Poetry
  • Silence Dogood Attacks the Puritan Theocracy
  • Silence Dogood Proposes Civic Improvements
  • A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity
  • Plan of Conduct
  • Advice to His Sister on Her Marriage
  • A New Creed and Liturgy
  • The Philadelphia Printer
  • The First Abortion Controversy
  • The Busy-Body
  • Franklin the Editor
  • The Lessons of Misprints
  • Rules for Marriage
  • A Scolding Wife
  • A Witch Trial at Mount Holly
  • A Printer's Creed
  • Sex Sells
  • Anthony Afterwit on Marriage
  • Celia Single Responds
  • In Praise of Gossip
  • The Discussion Club
  • How to Please in Conversation
  • Poor Richard and Friends
  • Introducing Poor Richard
  • Poor Richard vs. Mr. Leeds
  • On the Death of Infants
  • Poor Richard Denies He Is Franklin
  • Faith Versus Good Works
  • Poor Richard Blames His Printer
  • The Drinker's Dictionary
  • How to Write an Almanac
  • Poor Richard's Wife Takes Her Turn
  • Poor Richard Defends Astrology and Wit
  • A Defense of Religious Tolerance
  • A Ballad for Deborah
  • Reasons to Choose an Older Mistress
  • Polly Baker's Trial
  • The Public Citizen
  • A Call to Arms for the Middling People
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • How to Be a Good Tradesman
  • Rattlesnakes for Felons
  • Magical Squares
  • On Welfare Dependency
  • The Albany Plan for an American Union
  • Catherine Ray
  • A Parable on Intolerance
  • The Way to Wealth.