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The Resource Benjamin Franklin's humor, by Paul M. Zall

Benjamin Franklin's humor, by Paul M. Zall

Label
Benjamin Franklin's humor
Title
Benjamin Franklin's humor
Statement of responsibility
by Paul M. Zall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Benjamin Franklin's Humor, author Paul M. Zall shows how one of America's founding fathers used humor to further both personal and national interests. Early in his career, Franklin impersonated the feisty widow Silence Dogood in a series of comically moralistic essays that helped his brother James outpace competitors in Boston's incipient newspaper market. In the mid-eighteenth century, he displayed his talent for comic impersonation in numerous editions of Poor Richard's Almanac, a series of pocket-sized tomes filled with proverbs and witticisms that were later compiled in Franklin's The Way to Wealth (1758), one of America's all-time best-selling books." "Zall shows how Franklin employed humor to achieve desired ends during even the most difficult diplomatic situations: while helping draft the Declaration of Independence, while securing France's support for the American Revolution, while brokering the treaty with England to end the War for Independence, and while mediating disputes at the Constitutional Convention. He supervised and facilitated the birth of a nation with customary wit and aplomb."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zall, Paul M
Dewey number
973.3/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
Z35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statesmen
  • American wit and humor
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
Label
Benjamin Franklin's humor, by Paul M. Zall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Silence Dogood, 1722-1723 -- Paragraphs in Philadelphia, 1729-1735 -- Philadelphia's Poor Richard, 1733-1748 -- Philadelphia comic relief, 1748-1757 -- Making friends overseas, 1757-1774 -- Losing London, 1773-1776 -- Seducing Paris, 1776-1782 -- Comic release, 1783-1785 -- Revising past and future, 1786-1790
Control code
60776681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780813123714
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Benjamin Franklin's humor, by Paul M. Zall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Silence Dogood, 1722-1723 -- Paragraphs in Philadelphia, 1729-1735 -- Philadelphia's Poor Richard, 1733-1748 -- Philadelphia comic relief, 1748-1757 -- Making friends overseas, 1757-1774 -- Losing London, 1773-1776 -- Seducing Paris, 1776-1782 -- Comic release, 1783-1785 -- Revising past and future, 1786-1790
Control code
60776681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 186 pages
Isbn
9780813123714
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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