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The Resource Poor Richard's women : Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father, Nancy Rubin Stuart

Poor Richard's women : Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father, Nancy Rubin Stuart

Label
Poor Richard's women : Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father
Title
Poor Richard's women
Title remainder
Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Rubin Stuart
Title variation
Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Poor Richard's women describes Deborah's common-law marriage to Ben Franklin and his romances with other women"--
  • Benjamin Franklin: thrifty inventor, statesman of the Revolutionary era... lover of women. The most prominent among them was Deborah Read Franklin, his common-law wife and partner for 44 years. An independent, politically savvy woman and devoted wife, she raised their children, managed his finances, and fought off angry mobs at gunpoint while he traipsed about England. Stuart also introduces us to Margaret Stevenson, the widowed landlady who managed Ben's life in London; Catherine Ray, the New Englander with whom he traveled overnight and later exchanged passionate letters; Madame Brillon, the French musician who flirted shamelessly with him, and the witty Madame Helvetius, who befriended the philosophes of pre-Revolutionary France and brought Ben to his knees. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stuart, Nancy Rubin
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F8
LC item number
S93 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mistresses
  • Statesmen
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Poor Richard's women : Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father, Nancy Rubin Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223143301266
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A most awkward ridiculous appearance" -- "A man and not an angel" -- "Like a faithful pair of doves" -- "In the dark, all cats are grey" -- "Kisses in the wind" -- The ghost wife -- Home, but not in his heart -- "One continued state of suspense" -- "How I long to see you" -- "I desire that you may love me forever" -- "By the way, what did you do to that shoulder?" -- "Prudence is not your strongest point" -- "As long as we exist, you will not be abandoned" -- "We are apt to forget that we are grown old"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780807011300
Lccn
2021039138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1275432317
Label
Poor Richard's women : Deborah Read Franklin and the other women behind the founding father, Nancy Rubin Stuart
Publication
Bar code
31223143301266
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A most awkward ridiculous appearance" -- "A man and not an angel" -- "Like a faithful pair of doves" -- "In the dark, all cats are grey" -- "Kisses in the wind" -- The ghost wife -- Home, but not in his heart -- "One continued state of suspense" -- "How I long to see you" -- "I desire that you may love me forever" -- "By the way, what did you do to that shoulder?" -- "Prudence is not your strongest point" -- "As long as we exist, you will not be abandoned" -- "We are apt to forget that we are grown old"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780807011300
Lccn
2021039138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1275432317

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