The Autobiography and Other Writings
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing
Was fun to read what Franklin had to say not only about himself but about his beliefs and society as well; essential reading for any serious history student/buff Read full review
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This autobiography is written as a letter, once interrupted for a decade or more, to his son. As many people have pointed out during history, the author is inclined to only include the facts they want ... Read full review
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