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|Named Person:||Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Benjamin Franklin; Kenneth Silverman
|Description:||xxvi, 240 p. ; 20 cm.|
|Contents:||Essays and Letters: A Receipt to Make a New-England Funeral --
Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress --
The Speech of Miss Polly Baker --
How to secure Houses, &c. from Lightning --
The Kite Experiment --
The Way to Wealth --
An Edict by the King of Prussia --
From The Morals of Chess --
The Elysian Fields --
From Information to Those who Would Remove to America --
An Address to the Public; From the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage --
A Miscellany of Franklin's Opinions.
|Series Title:||Penguin classics.|
|Responsibility:||Benjamin Franklin ; edited with an introduction by Kenneth Silverman.|
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Big Ego, Obnoxious Writing
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin reveals himself to have had one of the larger egos of his time. He stumbles along his adventures while providing advice in his slightly arrogant tone. While clearly a classic, this text is none-the-less obnoxious, and provides little enjoyment at that.
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