Literature

2018
Lepore, Jill. 2018. “It's Alive: Two hundred years of Frankenstein.” The New Yorker, February 12, 2018. Article Bibliography
2017
Lepore, Jill. 2017. “No,we cannot.” The New Yorker, June 5, 2017. Article
2016
Lepore, Jill. 2016. “Review of The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe.” The New York Times Book Review. Article
2013
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Lepore, Jill. 2013. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin. New York: Knopf.Abstract

A Finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little- studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world—a world usually lost to history. Lepore’s life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown.

2011
Lepore, J. 2011. “Dickens in Eden: Summer Vacation with Great Expectations.” The New Yorker, August 29, 2011. Article Bibliography
Lepore, J. 2011. “How Longfellow Woke the Dead.” The American Scholar 81: 2-15. Article
2010
Lepore, J. 2010. ““Hidebound”.” Times Literary Supplement. Article
Lepore, J. 2010. “Chan, the Man: On the trail of the honorable detective.” The New Yorker. Article
Lepore, J. 2010. “"Untimely: What was at stake in the spat between Henry Luce and Harold Ross?".” The New Yorker. Article Bibliography
2006
Lepore, J. 2006. “"Noah’s Mark".” The New Yorker.