Benjamin Franklin : writer and printer
- James N. Green [and] Peter Stallybrass.
- New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 2006.
- Physical description
- x, 179 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
2006 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. His tremendous achievements encompassed roles as scientist, politician and international ambassador, but Franklin began his career as a printer, and when he retired in 1748, he had created the largest printing business in colonial America. Much of what we know about Franklin as writer and printer comes from his (unfinished) autobiography, the focus of the last part of this book. The posthumous publishing histories of this autobiography and of his work "The Way to Wealth" illuminate the transformation of Benjamin Franklin, printer and publisher, into Benjamin Franklin, author, and the most famous American writer of the nineteenth century. 'James Green and Peter Stallybrass have succeeded in an impossible task: to draw a fresh and unexpected portrait of Benjamin Franklin as writer and printer. Their deeply researched and elegantly crafted book challenges the cliches about Franklin's relation to the written word.' - Roger Chartier.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
- Printers > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Biography.
- Authors, American > 18th century > Biography.
- Early printed books > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > 18th century > Bibliography.
- Printing industry > United States > History > 18th century.
- Local subject
- Gift of Jay Fliegelman.
- Publication date
- Stanford Auxiliary Library, SAL3 copy 1: Gift of Jay Fliegelman.
- 1584561874 (Oak Knoll Press)
- 0712349383 (British Library)
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