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Autobiography and other writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin; Ormond Seavey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanack to signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime he knew prominence not only in America but in Britain and France as well. This volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin; Ormond Seavey
ISBN: 0192827332 9780192827333 9780199554904 0199554900 0192836692 9780192836694
OCLC Number: 25787951
Description: xxix, 361 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Silence Dogood --
To 'your honour': defense of James Franklin to Samuel Sewall --
1726 Journal --
Busy-body --
Epitaph --
On simplicity --
The death of infants --
Letter of Josiah & Abiah Franklin --
Apology for the young man in goal --
Old mistresses apologue --
The speech of Miss Polly baker --
Observations concerning the increase of mankind --
The kite experiment --
The way to wealth --
Poor Richard's maxims --
'Homespun's' further defense of Indian corn --
An edict by the King of Prussia --
Letter of William Strahan --
Letter to Benjamin Vaughan --
The whistle --
Letter to George Washington --
Letter to Joseph Priestley --
Remarks concerning the savages of North-America --
Information to those who would remove to America --
Letter to Samuel Mather --
Letter to William Franklin --
The art of procuring pleasant dreams --
The internal state of America --
Speech in the Constitutional Convention at the conclusion of its deliberations --
Letter to Ezra Stiles.
Series Title: World's classics.
Responsibility: Benjamin Franklin ; edited by Ormond Seavey.
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