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The autobiography and other writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franklin's autobiography has charmed readers of every generation since it appeared. Begun as a collection of anecdotes for his son, the memoir grew into a history of the father's remarkable achievements in the literary, scientific, and political realms. This volume brings together the text of the autobiography with selections from Franklin's humorous, philosophical, parodic, and satirical writings.--Adapted from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 9781101907603 1101907606 9781841593661 1841593664
OCLC Number: 898529009
Notes: "A Borzoi Book."
Description: li, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The autobiography --
Silence Dogood (1, 2, 4 & 7) --
Franklin's epitaph --
Old mistresses apologue --
The speech of Miss Polly Baker --
Rules for making oneself a disagreeable companion --
Observations concerning the increase of mankind --
The kite experiment --
A parable against persecution --
The way to wealth (preface to Poor Richard improved, 1758) --
Of lightning --
An edict by the King of Prussia --
Petition of the letter z --
The whistle --
Letter to Joseph Priestley --
Information to those who would remove to America --
Letter to Samuel Mather --
A petition of the left hand --
Speech in the Constitutional Convention at the conclusion of its deliberations --
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 --
Letter to Ezra Stiles, a religious credo.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Benjamin Franklin ; with an introduction by Jill Lepore.

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Benjamin Franklin's account of his rise from poverty and obscurity to affluence and fame is a self-portrait of a quintessential American which has charmed every generation of readers since it first  Read more...

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