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Book of Ages - The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Jill Lepore

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles

Length:

11h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

07:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:14


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:05


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:23


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:24


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:43


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

12:10


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

18:29


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

22:29


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

13:07


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

31:00


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

14:38


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

19:46


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

30:17


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

17:20


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

10:28


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

11:51


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

18:01


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

12:42


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

26:18


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:04


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

12:18


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

15:11


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

23:56


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

12:26


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

11:42


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

13:09


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

15:40


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

17:34


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

09:54


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

15:23


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

10:35


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

22:26


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

13:53


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

22:29


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

11:58


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

17:06


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

11:45


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

07:36


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

29:25


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

07:13


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

03:30


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

37:05


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

01:18