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Autobiography and Other Writings

Autobiography and Other Writings - 82 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553210750

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ISBN13: 978-0553210750
ISBN10: 0553210750
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 82
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.
Published: 1982
International: No

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Autobiography and Other Writings - 82 edition

ISBN13: 978-0553210750

Benjamin Franklin and Peter Ed. Shaw

ISBN13: 978-0553210750
ISBN10: 0553210750
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 82
Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.

Published: 1982
International: No
Summary

Publisher, inventor, educator, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin was a complex and appealing character. 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 includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue. This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin's original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal, and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin's own work.

Publisher, inventor, educator, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin was a complex and appealing character. Here is a wide-ranging selection of his writings from Poor Richard's Almanac, scientific essays, and political commentaries, plus a generous dose of his famous humor.

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