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Author Name    FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN; MARTIN, STEVE (SERIES EDITOR); BARRY, DAVE (INTRODUCTION).

Title   Wit And Wisdom From Poor Richard's Almanack.

Binding   s

Book Condition   Softcover. Very good condition.

Edition   First Printing.

Publisher    The Modern Library, New York: 2000.

ISBN Number    067964038X / 9780679640387

Seller ID   65210X1

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).

Price = 13.68 USD



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