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Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism

Author: Benjamin Franklin; J A Leo Lemay; Paul M Zall
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1986.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Originally written as a guide for his son, Benjamin Franklin discusses his life, accomplishments, and ideas. The most popular autobiography ever written is here presented for the first time directly from the manuscripts, rather than perpatuating the errors of previous editions. Background materials include opinions ranging from Keats and Poe to Twain and D.H. Lawrence.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin; J A Leo Lemay; Paul M Zall
ISBN: 0393017370 9780393017373 0393952940 9780393952940
OCLC Number: 10457952
Description: xxi, 391 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Autobiography
Autobiography
Responsibility: edited by J.A. Leo Lemay and P.M. Zall.

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