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Wit And Wisdom From Poor Richard's Almanack.

Franklin, Benjamin; Martin, Steve (series Editor); Barry, Dave (introduction).

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ISBN 10: 067964038X / ISBN 13: 9780679640387
Published by The Modern Library, New York, 2000
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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106 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. HUMOR. Printed at intervals from 1733 through 1758, this bright, lively, and sly almanac contained agricultural predictions, charts of the moon's phases, and, in Franklin's words, "entertaining remarks." The focus in this edition - the most complete available - is on the last category, with such well-known aphorisms as "Fish and visitors stink after three days" and stories - for example, Poor Richard's explanation of why he started the almanac: "My wife, good Woman . . . cannot bear to sit spinning in her Shift of Tow, while I do nothing but gaze at the Stars; and has threatened more than once to burn all my Books and Ratling-Traps (as she calls my instruments) if I do not make some profitable Use of them for the good of my Family." Timelessly ingenious, the almanac is as fresh and engaging today as it was two and a half centuries ago. (Key Words: Benjamin Franklin, Wit, Steve Martin, Wisdom, Dave Barry, Poor Richard's Almanack). Bookseller Inventory # 65210X1

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Title: Wit And Wisdom From Poor Richard's Almanack.

Publisher: The Modern Library, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Printing..

Book Type: book

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Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed “deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.

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"If you want the brutal truth, I did not expect to get much useful information out of Poor Richard's Almanack. I wondered, what could Benjamin Franklin--a guy who has been, no offense, dead for more than two hundred years--possibly have to say that would be relevant to a resident of today's dot-com world? Plenty, as it turns out."--from the Introduction by Dave Barry

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