Benjamin Franklin's humor /

Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named Franklin "Man of the Year" for embodying the characteristics we admire most about ours...

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Author / Creator:Zall, Paul M.
Imprint:Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Language.
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Literary style.
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Quotations.
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790.
Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790
Franklin, Benjamin.
American wit and humor.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
HISTORY.
HISTORY -- United States -- Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
American wit and humor.
Language and languages.
Statesmen.
Literary style.
Humor
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies.
Quotations.
Quotations.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11143207
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ISBN:0813171865
9780813171869
9780813138176
0813138175
128323291X
9781283232913
9780813134864
0813134862
0813123712
9780813123714
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index.
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Summary:Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named Franklin "Man of the Year" for embodying the characteristics we admire most about ourselves as Americans-humor, irony, energy, and fresh insight. Recreating Franklin's words in the way that his contemporaries would have read and understood them, Paul M. Zall chronicles Franklin's use (and abuse) of humor for commercial, diplomatic, and political purposes. Dedicated to the uniquely appealing and endurin.
Other form:Print version: Zall, Paul M. Benjamin Franklin's humor. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005 0813123712