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Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings (Library of America: Benjamin Franklin #1)

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Note: When first issued, the Library of America edition of Franklin's Writings was collected in one large volume; later, it was published as two separate volumes.

Statesman, scientist, philosopher, printer, and civic leader, Benjamin Franklin was also the most powerful writer of his time. From his first appearance in print, in the guise of the eccentric, opinionated, volubl
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Hardcover, 823 pages
Published October 6th 2005 by Library of America
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Franklin, Benjamin. SILENCE DOGWOOD, THE BUSY BODY AND EARLY WRITINGS. (1772-1776). ****.
This Library of America volume collects all of the above pieces and many more fragments and letters from Franklin’s early period. The pieces of the most interest to me were the letters written by Silence Dogwood, a pseudonym of Franklin’s, to The New England Courant. Franklin takes a number of views of Colonial society as it existed at the time and either confirms or refutes their relevance to society as a
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Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards' Almanac have provided wisdom for 17 years to the colonies.
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