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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0486290737

Cover of Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 96 (ISBN 978-0486290737)
ISBN13: 978-0486290737
ISBN10: 0486290735
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
Published: 1996
International: No

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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0486290737

Benjamin Franklin and Philip Ed. Smith

ISBN13: 978-0486290737
ISBN10: 0486290735
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

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.