The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Front Cover
Applewood Books, Oct 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
730 Reviews
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Good read an insight into a brilliant mind - Goodreads
Can be hard to read at times but definately worth it. - Goodreads
Poet like story telling, perfect literature - Goodreads
A Great Book selection when I was in high school. - Goodreads
Very interesting insight. - Goodreads
So much tedium between flashes of insight. - Goodreads

Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

I gave this 5 stars because it's a piece of history that everyone should take the time to read, if even just a little of it. The writing is clear and conversational; one can easily imagine sitting by ... Read full review

Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

User Review  - Anne Fenwick - Goodreads

Hmmm... it's the sort of book where everyone's heard what's in it, even before they read it. I actually found the third section most interesting, for the description of how to make public life and institutions happen in early Philadelphia. Read full review

Selected pages


Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)


Bibliographic information