The Autobiography and Other Writings (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 7, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman.

Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.
  

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User Review  - Katharine - Goodreads

In this man's story I found a mixture of insightful, dull, and maddening, Franklin was an unusual charicter. I found this quote to frame him quite well: "And lastly, (I may as well confess it, since ... Read full review

Review: The Autobiography and Other Writings

User Review  - Goodreads

In this man's story I found a mixture of insightful, dull, and maddening, Franklin was an unusual charicter. I found this quote to frame him quite well: "And lastly, (I may as well confess it, since ... Read full review

Contents

Autobioraphy and Other Writings
INTRODUCTION
NOTE ON THE TEXTS
The Autobiography ofBenjamin Franklin
Another from Cicero
Another from the Proverbs of Solomon speaking of Wisdom or Virtue
FRANKLINS OUTLINE OF THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Essays and Letters
THE KITE EXPERIMENT
THE WAY TO WEALTH 1757
AN EDICT BY THEKING OF PRUSSIA 1773
FROM THE MORALS OF CHESS 1779
THE ELYSIAN FIELDS 1780
FROM INFORMATION TO THOSE WHO WOULD REMOVE TO AMERICA 1782
AN ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY 1789
A MISCELLANY OF FRANKLINS OPINIONS

A RECEIPTTO MAKE A NEWENGLANDFUNERAL ELEGY 1722
ADVICE TO A FRIEND ON CHOOSING A MISTRESS 1745
THE SPEECH OF MISS POLLY BAKER 1747
HOW TO SECURE HOUSES c FROM LIGHTNING

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Benjamin Franklin was one of the most important and influential Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a leading author, political theorist, politician, printer, scientist, inventor, civic activist, and diplomat.

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