The Resource Benjamin Franklin's bastard, Sally Cabot, (eaudio)

Benjamin Franklin's bastard, Sally Cabot, (eaudio)

Label
Benjamin Franklin's bastard
Title
Benjamin Franklin's bastard
Statement of responsibility
Sally Cabot
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An absorbing and compelling work of literary historical fiction, set in colonial Philadelphia, that brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution-the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the women who loved them Sixteen-year-old Anne is an uneducated serving girl at the Penny Pot tavern when she first meets the commanding Benjamin Franklin. The time she spends with the brilliant young printer teases her curious mind, and the money he provides keeps her family from starving. But the ambitious Franklin is committed to someone else, a proper but infatuated woman named Deborah Read who becomes his common-law wife. At least Anne has William, her cherished infant son, to remind her of his father and to soften some of life's bleakness. But growing up a bastard amid the squalor of Eades Alley isn't the life Anne wants for her only son. Acutely aware of the challenges facing them, she makes a heartbreaking sacrifice. She will give up William forever, allowing Benjamin and Deborah Franklin to raise him as their own. Though she cannot be with him, Anne secretly watches out for her beloved child, daring to be close to him without revealing the truth about herself or his birth, and standing guard as Deborah Franklin struggles to accept her husband's bastard son as her own. As the years pass, the bustling colonies grow and prosper, offering opportunities for wealth and power for a talented man like William's father. Benjamin's growing fame and connections as a scientist, writer, philosopher, businessman, and political genius open doors for the astute William as well, and eventually King George III appoints Benjamin's bastard son to the new position of Royal Governor of New Jersey. Anne's fortunes also rise. A shrewd woman of many talents, she builds a comfortable life of her own-yet nothing fills her with more joy or pride than her son's success and happiness. But all that her accomplished son has achieved is threatened when the colonies-led by influential men, including his own father-begin the fight for independence. A steadfast, loyal subject of the British Crown, William cannot accept his father's passionate defense of the patriots' cause, and the enduring bond they share fractures, a heart-wrenching break that will forever haunt them and those they love. A poignant tale of passion, family, love, and war, Benjamin Franklin's Bastard skillfully brings into focus a cast of remarkable characters drawn from real life, and vividly re-creates one of the most remarkable and thrilling periods of history-the birth of the American nation
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gunning, Sally
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by David Colacci
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Colacci, David
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Franklin, William
  • Statesmen
  • Statesmen's children
  • Illegitimate children
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Benjamin Franklin's bastard, Sally Cabot, (eaudio)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 25 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062263117
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11632074
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11632074
System control number
MWT11632074
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Benjamin Franklin's bastard, Sally Cabot, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 25 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062263117
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11632074
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11632074
System control number
MWT11632074
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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