Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Franklin’s Women—Nancy Rubin Stuart
Nancy Rubin Stuart
Nancy Rubin Stuart
Poor Richard's Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father.

Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin—the thrifty inventor-statesman of the Revolutionary era—but not about his love life. Nancy Rubin Stuart’s Poor Richard’s Women really humanizes Franklin by revealing the long-neglected voices of the women he loved and lost during his lifelong struggle between passion and prudence.

 From Deborah Read Franklin,  his common law wife of forty-four years, to various romantic other attachments, this book is an outstanding look at the personal side of Benjamin Franklin.