Title Profile & Character Information

Book of Ages

Annotation
A Bancroft Prize winner and chair of Harvards history and literature program, Lepore offers a study of someone virtually unknown-Jane Franklin, the sister of Benjamin Franklin and one of his closest confidantes. Lepore draws on recently discovered documents, objects, and portraits to tell her story, which inevitably limns not just an unusual woman but an unusual time in American history.

Awards
2014  Mark Lynton History Prize

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Biography
TopicsBrothers and sisters
Franklin, Benjamin
Correspondence
Colonial life
Family relationships
American politics
Women