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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791)

by Benjamin Franklin

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B. Franklin’s own Autobiography was an interesting selection of his past events during the 18th century which characterized himself in great detail. What was quite fascinating about the text was simply the account of interactions between common folk of Philadelphia, from Benjamin’s first common deeds as a lowly printer-boy, he quickly rose in reputation as one of the most famous independent thinkers of that time. This autobiography greatly shows how anyone can rise to their best potential in society with a little motivation and self-aspiration. ( )
  Dylan_Wishart | Sep 6, 2018 |
I took this book to understand more about Franklin. Franklin is writing this to his son. I enjoyed his plan for moral perfection, and he admits that he is not perfect. It seemed that Franklin read a lot and enjoyed being around with readers.

Deus Vult
--Gottfried

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  gottfried_leibniz | Apr 5, 2018 |
I took this book to understand more about Franklin. Franklin is writing this to his son. I enjoyed his plan for moral perfection, and he admits that he is not perfect. It seemed that Franklin read a lot and enjoyed being around with readers.

Deus Vult
--Gottfried

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  gottfried_leibniz | Apr 5, 2018 |
I kinda think everybody should read this. But than, I am a big Franklin fan. ( )
  Kim_Sasso | Mar 14, 2018 |
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Benjamin Franklinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Appelbaum, StanleyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bennett, James O'Donnellsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colby, Homer W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dole, Nathan H.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Labaree, Leonard W.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leary, LewisIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lemisch, L. JesseEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pine, Frank WoodworthEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sharp, WilliamIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thurber, SamuelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Doren, CarlIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wayne, FreddNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wecter, DixonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486290735, Paperback)

One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.

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One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more.… (more)

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Yale University Press

2 editions of this book were published by Yale University Press.

Editions: 0300098588, 0300001479

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