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The Resource Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore

Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore

Label
Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin
Title
Book of ages
Title remainder
the life and opinions of Jane Franklin
Statement of responsibility
Jill Lepore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister and a wholly different account of the founding of the United States
  • "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." -- Publisher's description
Summary
A revelatory portrait of the founding father's youngest sister, Jane, draws on correspondences, artifacts and recently discovered portraits to reveal how in spite of obscurity and poverty she was, like her brother, a passionate reader, gifted writer and shrewd political commentator who made insightful observations about an early America. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Mark Lynton History Prize, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10221067
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lepore, Jill
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
L427 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mecom, Jane
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Women
  • Boston (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and opinions of Jane Franklin
Label
Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane : 1537-1727 -- Her book : 1727-1757 -- Letters : 1758-1775 -- History : 1775-1793 -- Remains : 1794- -- Appendices : Methods and sources ; A Franklin genealogy ; A Jane genealogy ; A calendar of the letters ; The editorial hand of Jared Sparks ; Jane's library ; A map of Jane's Boston
Control code
20090059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 442 pages
Isbn
9780307958341
Lccn
2013001012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022828429
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn825198044
  • (OCoLC)825198044
Label
Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane : 1537-1727 -- Her book : 1727-1757 -- Letters : 1758-1775 -- History : 1775-1793 -- Remains : 1794- -- Appendices : Methods and sources ; A Franklin genealogy ; A Jane genealogy ; A calendar of the letters ; The editorial hand of Jared Sparks ; Jane's library ; A map of Jane's Boston
Control code
20090059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 442 pages
Isbn
9780307958341
Lccn
2013001012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022828429
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn825198044
  • (OCoLC)825198044

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