The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Deseret Alphabet edition)

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359741665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. In the Introduction of the 1916 publication of the Autobiography, editor F. W. Pine wrote that Franklin's biography provided the most remarkable of all the remarkable histories of our self-made men with Franklin as the greatest exemplar.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557090793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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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

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781500428068

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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Benjamin Franklin was not only one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a leading writer, publisher, inventor, diplomat, scientist, and philosopher. He is well-known for his experiments with electricity and lightning, and for publishing "Poor Richard's Almanac" and the Pennsylvania Gazette. He served as Postmaster General under the Continental Congress, and later became a prominent abolitionist. He is credited with inventing the lightning rod, the Franklin Stove, and bifocals. A year after Benjamin Franklin's death, his autobiography, entitled "Memoires De La Vie Privee," was published in Paris in March of 1791. The first English translation, "The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. Originally Written By Himself, And Now Translated From The French," was published in London in 1793. Known today as "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin," this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the Governor of New Jersey. His work-- in effect the life of Benjamin Franklin-- portrays a fascinating picture of life in Philadelphia, as well as Franklin's shrewd observations on the literature, philosophy and religion of America's Colonial and Revolutionary periods. Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again thirteen years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States. Franklin ends the account of his life in 1757 when he was 51 years old.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760351457

Category: History

Page: 192

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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 and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553904981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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.

The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Mark Skousen,Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 0895260336

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A lifelong scholar of Benjamin Franklin's life completes the unfinished "Autobiography" with information on Franklin's attitudes about such topics as the Constitutional Convention, slavery, and Thomas Jefferson.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Charles W. Elist Lld

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184303033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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This Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is an unfinished biographical record in his own words ranging from 1771 to year 1790. He was blessed with variety of talents and great stamina to achieve desired results Franklin was an author, scientist, printer, inventor and a superb statesman. He was part of creating document to achieve freedom. Franklin’s account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts, but Part Three’s narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775413489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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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. William Dean Howells declared that "Franklin's is one of the greatest autobiographies in literature, and towers over other autobiographies as Franklin towered over other men."

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300098588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 351

View: 9746


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