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The Oldest revolutionary : essays on Benjamin Franklin / edited by J.A. Leo Lemay.

Contributor(s): Lemay, J. A. Leo (Joseph A. Leo), 1935-2008.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Philadelphia] : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976Description: x, 165 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0812277074; 9780812277074.Subject(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Criticism and interpretationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Oldest revolutionary.DDC classification: 973.3/092/4 LOC classification: PS752 | .O4E302.6.F8 | O43 1976Also issued online.
Contents:
Franklin in action -printer, press agent, traveler: The printer as a man of letters: Franklin and the symbolism of the third realm / Lewis P. Simpson -- Franklin as press agent in England / Bruce I. Granger -- Benjamin Franklin and the travel-writing tradition / Percy G. Adams -- Franklin as writer: A portrait of the autobiographer as an old artificer / P.M. Zall -- From sound believer to practical preparationist: some Puritan harmonics in Franklin's Autobiography / David L. Parker -- Franklin's Poor Richard's almanacs: "the humblest of his labors" / Cameron C. Nickels -- The text, rhetorical strategies, and themes of "The speech of Miss Polly Baker" / J.A. Leo Lemay -- Franklin in retrospect: Franklin's sanity and the man behind the masks / John Griffith -- From Franklin to Emerson / William L. Hedges.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Franklin in action -printer, press agent, traveler: The printer as a man of letters: Franklin and the symbolism of the third realm / Lewis P. Simpson -- Franklin as press agent in England / Bruce I. Granger -- Benjamin Franklin and the travel-writing tradition / Percy G. Adams -- 2. Franklin as writer: A portrait of the autobiographer as an old artificer / P.M. Zall -- From sound believer to practical preparationist: some Puritan harmonics in Franklin's Autobiography / David L. Parker -- Franklin's Poor Richard's almanacs: "the humblest of his labors" / Cameron C. Nickels -- The text, rhetorical strategies, and themes of "The speech of Miss Polly Baker" / J.A. Leo Lemay -- 3. Franklin in retrospect: Franklin's sanity and the man behind the masks / John Griffith -- From Franklin to Emerson / William L. Hedges.

Also issued online.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

J. A. Leo Lemay (1935-2006) was H. F. du Pont Winterthur Professor of English at the University of Delaware. He wrote extensively on early American literature and is the author or editor of numerous books, including The American Dream of Captain John Smith.

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