Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin / Jill Lepore.
- ISBN: 9780307958341
- ISBN: 0307958345
- Description: xiv, 442 pages : ill., map ; 25 cm.
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
- 17 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 19 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||973.3/Lepore (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Farms||Adult Nonfiction||E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Main||Adult Nonfiction||E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||Adult Nonfiction||E 302.6 F8 L427 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult Biography||BIO MECOM, JANE 2013 (Text to phone)||Checked out||07/14/2015|
|Marblehead||Adult Biography||BIO MECOM, JANE 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Melrose||Biographies (Main Floor)||Biography 973.3 Franklin, J. Lepore (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus||Stacks||E302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Peabody Main||Adult Nonfiction||E 302.6 .F8 L427 2013 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -417) and index.
|Contents Note:|| 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.
|Summary:|| "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.
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