Poor Richard's Almanack: Being the Choicest Morsels of Wisdom, Written During the Years of the Almanack's Publication
'Poor Richard's Almanack' is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved, although some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. The Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a look at colonial America.
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Review: Poor Richard's AlmanackUser Review - Carolee - Goodreads
I did not finish. I couldn't keep at pages and pages of quotes, snippets, and poems, no matter how charming and wise. My failing, not Franklin's. It is a beautiful book with thick, creamy paper and intricate illustrations of good imprint and color by Rockwell. Read full review
Review: Poor Richard's AlmanackUser Review - Goodreads
"If man could have Half his Wishes, he would double his Troubles." "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." "Being ignorant is not so much a Shame, as being unwilling to learn." Read full review