Your audiobook is waiting…

Benjamin Franklin

On Love, Marriage, and Other Matters
Narrated by: Adrian Cronauer
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, Political
3.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Editorial Reviews

Benjamin Franklin earned his place in history as a man of accomplishment in the disparate fields of diplomacy, science, publishing, and technological innovation. He also left his mark as a writer, as demonstrated in his volume of letters and essays, On Love, Marriage, and Other Matters.

In this collection, Franklin speaks about a range of subjects including marriage, wine, and cold air baths. In "Choice of a Mistress", Franklin speaks candidly about his fondness for the "gentler sex". In "Polly Baker", he fights for gender equality in a story about a woman condemned for having a child out of wedlock.

With a deep resonant voice, Adrian Cronauer uses the right mix of gravitas and approachability to bring to life the words of an American legend.

Publisher's Summary

Here's a collection of essays and letters from the pen of one of America's shrewdest observers of human nature. During his lifetime, Benjamin Franklin was a successful publisher, printer, author, scientist, inventor, and diplomat. This collection of letters and essays illuminates Franklin's views on the subjects of marriage, savages, cold air baths, and a variety of other topics. The recording includes "Choice of a Mistress," "Reflections on Love and Marriage," "Early Marriages," "Treaty with A Lady," "Polly Baker," "Ephemera," "Apology for Printers," "Politeness of Savages," "On Wine," "Emigrants," "Cold Air Baths," and "Otium cum Dignatate."

Public Domain (P)1999 Recorded Books, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.