Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

1706-1757

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The text of this celebrated work by the early American statesman and inventor is supplemented by notes on its creation and influence.

A Study Guide for The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

A Study Guide for The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Complete Illustrated History

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Read about the fascinating life of Benjamin Franklin, prolific philosopher, inventor, and Founding Father of the United States, in this beautifully illustrated version of his autobiography. American icon Benjamin Franklin is known for many things: he published the famous Poor Richard's Almanack, helped found the world-famous University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. His iconography is everywhere. His likeness adorns, among other things, the United States' hundred-dollar bill. Franklin was a wildly intriguing personality, as his autobiography makes plain. From his hoarding of his pay as a teenager to buy books, to his disapproval of habits like drinking beer, from his work as a printer, to his experiments with electricity, this is the story of Franklin's life--told as only he could tell it--in the years before the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century and the birth of the United States. This heavily illustrated version of Franklin's autobiography includes his reflections on diverse questions such as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. A classic in the American canon, Franklin's autobiography is a must-read for any serious student of American history.

The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

Considered one of the most famous and popular works in American literature, this work has been said to be the first American book to be taken seriously by Europeans as a literary work.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. Written initially to guide his son, Franklin's autobiography is a lively, spellbinding account of his unique and eventful life. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.

Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is one of the most remarkable persons the world has ever known. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was the First American'. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of Physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin Stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including the fire department and a great university in Philadelphia. His wise sayings and maxims show an unusual common sense philosophy. Benjamin Franklin is very famous for his wit, ability, tact, common sense, diplomacy, and reputation that was national as well as world wide. And The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin' is ranked as one of the great autobiographies of the world.