Annotations for Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings


Baker & Taylor
The American statesman, philosopher, and scientist records his life, career, and philosophy, and offers satirical letters about Boston society in 1722 and an account of his return to Philadelphia from London in 1726.

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Random House, Inc.
Franklin's Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed "deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.

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